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Children’s Headaches: What To Know

Headaches in Children

Headaches are common in children. One study* found that 40% of kids experienced a headache by the time they turn seven. If you think your child may be showing headache symptoms, don’t hesitate to speak with your pediatrician. This page outlines the types of headaches that children may get and what you can do to help alleviate your little one’s pain.

Symptoms

Young children may not be able to communicate the headache pain they’re experiencing. Here are some common indicators.

Throbbing pain anywhere on or around
the forehead, eyes, sinuses, crown, jaw, or neck

Sensitivity to light or sound

Nausea or vomiting

Crying

Grabbing head or pulling hair

Types of Headaches

Just like adults, there are many different kinds of headaches children can have. Learn more about Types of Headaches.

Relief Tips

Follow these tips & tricks to help relieve your child’s headache. Speak with your child’s pediatrician if you have questions or concerns.

Children’s TYLENOL®: The #1 Pediatrician Recommended Brand of Pain Reliever

Speak with your child’s pediatrician to see what kinds of pain relievers they suggest for headache relief, and if you have questions about whether Children’s TYLENOL® is right for your little one. Children’s TYLENOL® is a pain reliever that can safely relieve most children’s headaches when used as directed. Which means your kid can get back to being, well, a kid again.

*Based on a study interviewing the parents of 9,000 school children in Sweden in 1962.

A fever reducer and pain reliever in kid-friendly flavors.

See dosing chart to learn more about giving little ones pediatric TYLENOL® products.