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My son is suffering from a really bad headache and nothing

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Good morning
My son is suffering from a really bad headache and nothing I'm giving him is working I've given him tynole and ibuprofen. He has asthma and I can't give him to much because it will majestic is heart race. Help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

You may do following, which may help;

1) Mild massage of neck and head. Tension headaches are the most common type of primary headache. So probably this would be the first to be considered in the differential diagnosis of his headache. A tension headache is a headache caused by tense muscles in the face, neck, or scalp. These headaches give a feeling of tightness around the head. The neck muscles can also become sore and tight. Tension headaches can be caused by staying in one position for a long time, such as reading, playing video games or using a computer.

2) Cold compresses.

3) Ibuprofen should be avoided in asthma, but Tylenol may repeated in 4 hours.

If the headache does not relieve by the above measures, you need to get the prescription medications and following may need to be considered;

1) Sinus headache.

2) Headache due to meningitis.

3) Migraine.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I forgot to mention he's running a fever 101.8.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

An headache with fever not responding to Tylenol and Ibuprofen need an evaluation by doctor as soon as possible. As discussed this can be due to sinusitis which is most common cause. Some viral fever too may cause headache. But it is important to rule out meningitis by a physical exam.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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