Posted by: drmolly in vomiting, headache, brain tumor on
Jan 17, 2010
I got an e-mail from a parent whose 11-year-old son had awoken at about 4 a.m. each of the last three nights with headache and vomiting. He would vomit a few times, the headache improved and he could return to sleep until the morning. He was fine during the day in every way and didn't have any lingering symptoms of this night time head pain.
Nothing worries a pediatrician more than this story. A child who awakens from sleep in the wee hours
We all know that the H1N1 virus is ramping up. School is back in session and kids clustered together means germs spread. Parents (and teachers) are worried about this novel virus and as such the phone calls and e-mails to my office are on the rise. The challenge is that many illnesses with fever will not be H1N1 influenza - so how is a parent to know? Here are some tips:
H1N1 influenza, commonly known as the swine flu, presents most often
With training for fall sports comes a real risk of head injury. All athletes, almost regardless of sport, can sustain significant head injury so knowing how to determine when your child can just shake it off and return to play and when they need to sit out for some time is important.
Head injuries run the gamut of severity and understanding that a concussion may occur even without passing out is important. If your child has a concussion he or
In the late summer and early fall mosquitoes are abundant and so are those pesky, itchy bug bites. But sometimes the bug bites can cause severe illness, too.
Even in a dry summer like the one we have had, millions of mosquitoes emerge each evening around dusk and each morning near dawn to feast on the animals and people out and about. Mosquitoes are indiscriminate feeders and will bite anything with blood flowing. Sometimes, these bitten
Every kid will bonk his head at one time or another. It may be something minor like a fall to the floor when first learning to walk or something more serious like a fall from a tree. Common sense tells us that if your child is acting fine after it happens, there's no need for worry. Then the tragic story of Natasha Richardson's death after a skiing accident happens and we all begin to second guess ourselves.
In general, kids who don't pass out
I had a colossal migraine headache that kept me in bed for 18 hours. I have been afflicted with them since I was a kid and thought explaining what causes headaches in children would be timely.
More than 90 percent of children will have a headache at one time or another during their childhood and adolescence. Most of the time, the cause of the headache is easy to figure out. Often illnesses causing fever such as influenza and strep have headaches
It's 8 a.m. and you are trying to get your kids' winter coats on and load them in the car to head off to school and daycare when your youngest announces that her tummy hurts. Ugghh.
In today's economy the thought of calling in because your child is sick is seeming less of an option. Besides, all the kids at school and daycare are sick. Heck, this is where she got it in the first place. Hey, it's their fault she's sick, so they can deal with