If your child is having headaches, please call our office for evaluation. The following information is for parents of children who have been examined in the office.
Track the headaches: Keep 0-1-2 headache log on the calendar.
Write 0 on a day when your child had no headache.
Write 1 on a day when your child had a little headache.
Write 2 on a day when your child had a bad headache.
It’s helpful to note anything that made the headache worse (or better), along with the time of day, how long the headache lasted, and if you gave medications, what kind and did it help or not.
Healthy Habits for Headaches
Eat healthy meals with both carbohydrates and protein.
Eat breakfast. Don’t skip meals.
Drink. Urine should be clear or very light yellow
Consider Food Triggers
Nuts, peanut butter
Citrus foods (limit 1 orange daily)
Banana (limit ½ daily)
Ripened Cheeses: cheddar, Brie, Camembert, Gruyère, Stilton
Broad Beans: lima, navy, pea
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Caffeinated beverages or foods
Fermented, pickled, or marinated foods
Hot, fresh breads, raised donuts, coffee cake
Treat Your Headache Right
Limit pain medication use (Tylenol or Motrin) to twice a week.
Have vision screened by optometrist as indicated.