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Medical terms related to Headache in children or mentioned in this section include:

  • Anemia: Reduced red blood cells in the blood
  • Arteriovenous Malformation: Birth defect of a tangle of veins and arteries.
  • Basilar migraine: Basilar migraine is a type of headache accompanied by neurological symptoms such as vision problems, coordination problems and vertigo.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Brain abscess: abscess in the brain may involve any of the lobes of the brain
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Brain tumor: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue within the brain
  • Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
  • Classic migraine: Migraine is a neurological disorder that generally involves repeated headaches. Some people also have nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. Most people with migraines do not have any warning before it occurs. However, some people have a visual disturbance called an aura before the headache starts.
  • Cluster headache: Also known as alarm headache, more common in young men, presents with unilateral headache, rhinorrhea and lacrimation
  • Cocaine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Cocaine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Complicated migraine: Complicated migraine includes chronic migraine, status migrainosus, persistent aura without infarction, migrainous infarction, and migraine-triggered seizure.
  • Dental abscess: Abscess of tooth, gum, or jawbone
  • Dental conditions: Conditions that affect ones dentition
  • Diabetes-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
  • Drowsiness: Excessive tiredness or sleepiness
  • Ear conditions: Any condition that affects the ear
  • Encephalitis: Infection of the brain (as a symptom)
  • Excessive hunger: Inappropriate hunger or overeating.
  • Eye muscle strain: An eye disorder caused by strain on the eye muscles. The eyes become tired when being used intensely such as occurs when working on the computer, driving or reading, long periods of time straining to see in dim light or extremely bright lights. Eye refraction problems can also cause eye strain.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
  • Food Additive Adverse reaction -- citric acid intolerance: An intolerance to citric acid is an adverse reaction (not an immune response) by the body to citric acid or foods containing citric acid. Citric acid can be found naturally in foods but is also frequently used as an additive to various foods. The adverse reaction results from the body's inability to metabolize the food. The amount of citric acid required to trigger the onset of symptoms and the nature and severity of symptoms may vary considerably between patients.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Headache: Pain affecting the head or brain area.
  • High blood pressure: Excessive blood pressure.
  • Hypoxia: This is where there is a reduction of oxygen supply to parts of the body below what is required for adequate perfusion
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Intracranial hemorrhage: Intracranial hemorrhage is a condition in which there is bleeding within the cranium of the skull.
  • Jaw conditions: Conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (the jaw).
  • Kidney symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both kidneys.
  • Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Migraine: Severe complex headaches that occur periodically
  • Migrainous stupor migraine: Confusional migraine is characterized by a typical migraine aura, a headache (which may be insignificant), and confusion, which may precede or follow the headache. During the confused period, the patient is inattentive and distracted and has difficulty maintaining speech and other motor activities.
  • Mitochondrial diseases: Any of a group of mitochondrial disorders affecting cell metabolism and especially muscles.
  • Mouth conditions: Any condition that affects the mouth
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Neck disorders: Any condition that affects the neck
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurofibromatosis: Nerve disorders often leading to tumors on nerves.
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Otitis: Any type of ear inflammation or infection (otitis)
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Pheochromocytoma: pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually starts in the cells of the adrenal glands
  • Postconcussive syndrome: Symptoms that can occur following a head injury.
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri: A condition involving increased intracranial pressure which can produce symptoms similar to a brain tumor.
  • Seizures: Uncontrolled physical movements
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Sickle Cell Anemia: Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by red blood cells which are crescent-shaped rather than the normal doughnut shape. These abnormally shaped red blood cells are unable to function normally and tend to undergo premature destruction which leads to anemia. If the genetic defect which causes the condition is inherited from both parents the condition can be quite severe whereas if it is inherited from only one parent, often there are no symptoms. The abnormally shaped red blood cells can cause problems when they clump together and block blood vessels.
  • Sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinus passages (as a symptom)
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by excessive blood vessel growth, calcium accumulation inside the brain and seizures.
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage: subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues that cover the brain. This area is called the subarachnoid space
  • Temporal arteritis: Inflamed head artery causing headache.
  • Tension headache: constant headache which is frequently bilateral in presentation, which is mild to moderate in nature
  • Trigeminal neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia is a very painful inflammation of the nerve (trigeminal nerve) that delivers sensations to the face and "surface" of the eye.

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