Recognize the types of headaches in a child

Cluster headaches are headaches that tend to worsen after only 5-10 minutes, lasting for about three hours.

Cluster-by-cluster headaches are not common in children.

The average age of onset is 20-50 years but children can still be affected by this type of headache.

Symptoms include: pain that occurs in certain areas of the head; pain that occurs at the same time of day or night, lasts weeks; swelling or redness of the nose, eyes; sweating.

Other manifestations may occur such as: aura phenomena, nausea, pain on one side of the head, sensitivity to noise or light.