Causes Of Headache In Head Surgery?
Dear Doctor. My son is now 20 years old underwent head surgery in sept 2012 then had trachestomy and was recovering for several years. During that time, I never hurt at the surgery except dizziness due to vertigo. During these few days he was not with me, he was stabbed in the area that was operated on, then along his spine and jaw which shifted due to a traffic accident. R n under the operation, until he was crying and snotting. r nAfter trying to calm him down and make his head lower, he fell asleep. r n r nHow do I handle this problem?
Hello Tacie, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
First of all, you should explain in advance your child's medical history, including the reasons for the head surgery in September 2012. The causes of headaches can vary, it can have something to do with the head surgery being undertaken, or it may not. The following are some of the possible causes of headaches that your child is experiencing:
primary headaches such as tension headaches, migraine headaches, cluster headaches secondary headaches (caused by certain diseases), for example: infection in the brain (encephalitis) or lining of the brain (meningitis) trauma or head injury stroke bleeding or ischemic leakage of brain fluid brain cancer aneurysm and many other causes If indeed the headache that your child is experiencing occurs suddenly and is very severe, especially if other neurological disorders occur (seizures, visual disturbances, hearing, paralysis or weakness in one body, balance disorders, etc.), there is vomiting spraying, there is a decrease in consciousness, you should immediately take your child to the hospital for further examination. Doctors at the hospital can order supporting tests such as CT scans or MRI to help support the diagnosis. You can also consult directly with a neurologist if there are no danger signs above but the headaches often recur.
For temporary treatment you can let your child sleep with his head higher, and give pain relievers such as paracetamol. Make sure your child also eats enough and drinks enough (at least 2-3 liters a day).
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