Help!! My 5 year old son keeps on getting headaches so badly that it usually makes him vomit. He gets them like 2-3 times a month. He said that his head feels "hot" inside. I ask him if it means that it hurts and he says, "no, it just feels hot in my head". He also gets nosebleeds quite a bit in the summer time. His Dr. says that he thinks it may be allergies but I am not so sure. It really scares me that this is happening to him. This last week, he had two headaches. He usually vomits and then goes to sleep afterwards. Please help me, I am afraid it is a tumor or something more serious. Should I take him to maybe an allergist? Any answer would be greatly appreciated.
Were there any complications during your pregnancy and surrounding your son/sbirth?
History of infections during pregnancy, difficulties during labor?
Has your son been hospitalized previously due to an illness?
How is your son's development? Are his social,mental and motor skills at par with kids his age?
Any difficulties at home or in school?
Any history of seizures in the family?
Maybe, you can ask your son if he has hit his head during a game or something of similar circumstance?
When he gets his nosebleeds doeshe have any feve associated with that?
Does he frequently rub his nose?
Headaches may be due to a sinus congestion caused by allergies.
Epistaxis or nosebleed may be due to trauma to the bridge of the nose, growth in the nasal passages, high blood pressure. or extreme temperatures.Noting that your son vomits during a headache may warrant further evaluation with his pediatrician. A pediatric neurologist may be of help.
Continue reassuring your son. An allergist may be able to do some tests to rule out allergic causes.However, certain diagnostic imaging tools lke a CT Scan, oran MRI may rule out more serious causes and involvement of other structures.
As parents, the first thing we worry about when our child has headaches this bad is that he has a tumor. The odds are so rare. The answers above will tell a lot I would like to add, does anyone on your side or the father's side have on-going headaches or migraines?
Also, remember it is common for children to have nosebleeds because the blood vessels in their noses are so close to the top of the skin. And whether we like it or not, they pick their noses. they're little kids. It can also run in families. What part of the country do you live in - if it is cold out and you have the heat going, this is the worse time for that. Try to open up the house a little (unless you are keeping allergens down) but definitely run the shower or get a humidifyer if it is ok with the doctor.
Answer DrVenessa's questions for analysis but if you can afford it or have medical insurance, I would call your peds office tomorrow - leave a message for the doctor, "My son is having headaches every week with vomiting and nose bleeds, I want him evaluated by a pediatric neurologist." This is my personal opinion, but I would want that neuro eval w/an MRI. I was a kid who had to have my nose catorized for nosebleeds and was diagnosed early for Migraine. My daughter has bad nosebleeds and was diagnosed early for Migraines. Of course, that doesn't mean that is what your son has but so many of us have been right where you are - RARELY is it a brain tumor or anything. The odds are so low but he needs to be seen, get really checked out, and get pain relief. We've all been there and know its scary but really try not to worry.
My son(8) has an elavated and small optic nerves, a constant everyday headache and his nose is starting to bleed(we were cooking together so no gold digging) should I be worried? We are waiting for a neurology appt. in US so I am rubbing a lamp waiting. When should I go to the ER with him?
im getting worried too.. i am not a parent, but i am 14 and i have been getting severe nose bleeds followed up by severe headaches/migranes. i am concerned that i may have something worse than just allergies.. maybe a tumor. i am going to the doctors soon but im sure they will relate it to allergies, along with everything else. Just one other question, is it bad if i got a concussion a long time ago and didnt go to the doctors.. Im hoping these symptoms wont lead to a major injury/illness. Thanks for reading this, hope to get answered soon.
How are you? Tumor headaches usually presents with pain that progressively worsens, projectile vomiting, possible visual disturbances speech or personality changes; problems with equilibrium or coordination; and seizures. Concussions may not be as bad especially if it has been a long time ago. However, headache is a common sequela days, months and even years after. It is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper diagnosis.Direct clinical examination is important. Take care and do keep us posted.
my 6 yr old daughter is currently being investigated for possible migraines - they started as abdominal migraines (nausea) but recently she has complained of headaches. and just last week she started to complain of goosebumps on her head and also of having a very hot head 'insider my head'. she has no temperature and her body is cold and she doesnt feel hot to the touch. We have a family history of migraine and allergies so the Drs are treating it like migraine and have given us an exclusion diet.
So the answer is i dont know if your son's hot head is something serious but I hope not as my daughter gets this symptom too!
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