Signs of a dangerous headache in a child
The child has a headache with vomiting without other signs of illness, in which vomiting may be a sign of increased intracranial pressure.
This can be caused by several causes, such as trauma, arachnoid cysts, hydrocephalus, or tumors.
Along with headaches, young children have additional manifestations such as abnormal drowsiness; difficulty walking, talking, or performing other normal activities may be caused by a virus or an underlying medical condition.
Headaches that wake children up during sleep are also a risk factor.