You're never too young for a headache

November 26, 1991|By Knight-Ridder

Parents, headaches don't bypass the young. By the time most children -- 75 percent, by some estimates -- reach 15 years of age they've experienced all sorts of headaches. Experts say young people's headaches should not be dismissed ("You're too young to have headaches") or dramatized ("My God, a brain tumor!"). Parents need to be alert to symptoms that might accompany headaches -- pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness -- but understand that for the most part, headaches are a fact of young life.

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