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What can I give my five year old that is complaining of a headache?

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Iscarjo1

Asked by Iscarjo1 at 12:33 AM on Jun. 24, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Children's pain reliever. Tylenol, motrin etc. Follow the directions on the bottle.
    tntmom1027

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 12:35 AM on Jun. 24, 2013

  • I agree with tnt... I would also give her a cool washcloth for her forehead. Have her lie in a dark room with the washcloth over her eyes.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:36 AM on Jun. 24, 2013

  • Thank you!
    Iscarjo1

    Comment by Iscarjo1 (original poster) at 12:36 AM on Jun. 24, 2013

  • Thank you!
    Iscarjo1

    Comment by Iscarjo1 (original poster) at 12:37 AM on Jun. 24, 2013

  • Make sure she has eaten at least something in the last few hours and that she has had plenty of water, since a lot of kids' headaches are caused by low blood sugar or dehydration.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:38 AM on Jun. 24, 2013

  • Thank you very much!
    Iscarjo1

    Comment by Iscarjo1 (original poster) at 12:40 AM on Jun. 24, 2013

  • I hope she feels better.

    I agree with SB, it's amazing how much a cold washcloth works!
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 12:50 AM on Jun. 24, 2013

  • why does her head hurt?
    is she sick?
    has she fallen?
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 1:04 AM on Jun. 24, 2013

  • children's tylenol or pain reliever but read the instructions first you can always ask your doctor or pharmacist what they recommend also; my 6 year old had been complaining of headaches also for about a week so I took him in and they found out that he has allergies that we were unaware of and that was partly the problem they put him on allergy medicine and he hasn't complained since

    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 6:50 AM on Jun. 24, 2013

  • I would use tylenol and a cold compress. Also dark can help too.
    MooNFaeRie30

    Answer by MooNFaeRie30 at 6:55 AM on Jun. 24, 2013

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