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11 Dec 2004

8yr old boy-headaches seasonal rhinitis but headaches all year
my 8 yr old son has had headaches every 3-5 weeks that present as migraines. ( sudden onset, nausea, seeks quiet and darkness without prompting from anyone. pain usually left frontal/temporal. usually recovers after sleep but remains quiet for another day or two.)
he also has seasonal rhinitis from Oct - DEc annually and first time this year Rx with nasal cortico steroid x threee months. this has not changed his headaches which have been an issue for about a year now.

he is in all sports teams at school, with his speciality cross counrty running.
Dr has treated headaches with basic analgesia- paracetamol, brufen. is this the recommended route for this presentation.?
the headaches have resulted in 5 days absence at school ( from two severe episodes) the other headaches were controlled during the night and he was able to attend school the next day.
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

BMM, it sounds like migraine from this side of the screen, but the safest would be for him to see a neurologist and make sure that nothing else is the matter. Good luck.
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