Mommy, My Head Hurts: A Doctor's Guide to Your Child's Headache

Mommy, My Head Hurts: A Doctor's Guide to Your Child's Headache

by Sarah Cheyette


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Reassuring and authoritative, the first and only book by a pediatric specialist to illuminate the sometimes frightening world of a child's headache pain and offer advice on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and how to deal with doctors.

Dr. Sarah Cheyette, a pediatric neurologist and mother of two young children, gives attention to a serious need: helping parents and caregivers of children from infants to teenagers understand and deal with headache pain, treat it with and/or without medication, and keep it from controlling their child's life as well as their own.

In a clear, lively, easy-to-understand style, with case studies, resources, diagrams, and a valuable "sample headache diary," Dr. Cheyette answers such pressing questions as:

• How can I identify and treat pain in my baby? My toddler? My teen?

• What are the possible causes of my child's headache?

• What medications and nondrug therapies are available?

• How can I prepare my child for a doctor's visit?

• What questions should my doctor ask to ensure an accurate diagnosis of my child's headache?

• What are our options if we've already seen a doctor ... and the headache still isn't going away?

Author Biography: Sarah Cheyette, M.D., completed her training in pediatric neurology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. She is clinical instructor at the University of Washington, has a private practice, and lives in Seattle with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557045355
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2002
Series: Parenting Guides
Edition description: FIRST
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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