Author: Texas Children's Hospital

Headaches and Migraines 101

Originally posted hereere by Dr. Holly Nichole Dudley-Harrel, pediatric neurologist at Texas Children’s Hospital   June is headache and migraine awareness month. Both headaches and migraines can be scary for children and their parents. Unfortunately, they’re a common problem in children which is why it’s important to know when to treat them at home and when it’s time to seek care from a pediatric neurologist. Below is a list of common questions we receive about headaches and migraines. What are headaches? A headache is pain or discomfort in the head or face area. Headaches can be single or recurrent...

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Zika 101

Originally posted here by Dr. Stan Spinner, Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care Chief Medical Officer With all of the coverage in the news about the Zika virus lately, it is understandable that parents have questions. Here are the facts you need to know about this virus. What is Zika? Zika is a virus that can cause the following symptoms: Rash Fever Pink eye (conjunctivitis) Joint pain Treatment for Zika virus infection is supportive only, consisting of rest and fluids for hydration. One can treat the symptoms of the virus with acetaminophen (Tylenol) and antihistamines, but aspirin is...

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