- Ask your child to make a drawing of the head pain. Date and time the episode and try not to give your child “hints” as to what to draw.
- Describe the type of head pain your child has. Include information on location, time of onset, frequency, severity, associated symptoms and duration.
- Be specific about the exact way your child’s headache begins in terms of any associated factors or triggers.
- Does anything bring on a headache?
- Does anything improve or relieve the headache?
- Does anything make the pain worse or better?
- Are the headaches changing?
- Does the pain move or radiate to other locations?
- Describe the quality and characteristics of the Pain.
- Does your child take anything for the headache? What and how much? How often?
- Does medication help?
- Has anyone prescribed medication? What medication? Who prescribed it? How often is it taken?
- Does anyone in the family have headaches?
- Does your child have any medical problems?
- Has your child missed school due to the headaches? How many? How often?
- What do you think causes your child’s headaches?
Sign up for our Newsletter!
DISCLAIMER: THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE
The information, including text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.