Headache / Migraine

Headache and Migraine Treatment in Kolhapur



Headaches and migraines can occur in children just as they do in adults.


Headache is a very common phenomenon in children. They can be caused by various factors such as dehydration, stress, infection, viral infections, eye concerns, sinus problems or even certain foods. All these can be managed by rest, adequate hydration, over the counter medicines (prescribed by healthcare professionals) and understanding any underlying triggers.


Migraines are a specific type of headache usually involving one side of the head. Migraine in children can be hard to diagnose as symptoms in children differ from the symptoms in adults. Besides headache children can experience nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, abdominal pain and also visual disturbances. Migraines in children can also be triggered by these various factors such as certain foods, lack of sleep, sun exposure, screentime, hormonal changes and change in the environment.


Headaches and migraine treatment in children is focused on alleviating pain and preventing future episodes. This can involve -

  • Resting in a darkened room
  • Managing a suitable diet and sleep schedule
  • Ensuring adequate hydration
  • Applying cold or hot compresses on the head
  • Using over-the-counter medicines (suitable for children’s age).

For more severe headache or frequent migraine, a professional may prescribe medication and suggest preventive measures.

Medical evaluation

It is important to seek medical evaluation if a child experiences headaches or migraines on a regular basis which starts interfering with their daily activities. A healthcare professional, such as a pediatric neurologist, conducts a thorough assessment, reviews the child's medical history, performs physical examinations, and recommends appropriate diagnostic tests if necessary.