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If you are the parent of a child who gets headaches, it can be disheartening for you. You do not want your child to suffer. And, you might wonder if the pain is caused by a family history of headaches, or if something is disturbing your child — something your child cannot yet describe to you.

If your child asks, "Why me? Why can't I be like other kids?", explain that he or she is not alone, although this fact may not make either of you feel any better. More than half -- approximately 60 percent -- of all children experience headaches.

There is good news: Once your child's physician discovers the cause and type of the headache, there are many safe and effective approaches or medications that can prevent a headache from occurring or stop it after it has attacked. Here is information that will explain why your child gets headaches and how you and your physician can help.

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