Do children get migraines?
Yes. Children and adolescents can get migraines. Although migraines are more common in adults, approximately 8% of children and adolescents will experience migraines prior to adulthood1. Migraines become more prevalent as children age, with teenagers being more susceptible than young children. However, young children can…
Should my child fill a headache diary?
Completing a headache diary is an essential step not only in diagnosing but also in treating your child’s headaches. Headache diaries allow you and your doctor to access an objective summary of information on your child’s headaches, such as how severe they are, how frequent…
I heard that colic and migraines are related. Is it true?
It does appear that there is an association between infant colic and future risk of migraine. Several studies have found that infants with colic are more likely to go on to develop migraines than infants without colic. However, not every child who had colic as…
My child gets recurrent abdominal pain or vomiting…are these migraine equivalents?
There are many potential causes of recurrent abdominal pain and/or vomiting in children. If your child is having one or both of these symptoms, you should talk to your doctor so that they can determine the underlying cause. Although there is a group of disorders…
Should my child take migraine prophylaxis?
As is described above, migraine prophylaxis is typically considered when there are 8 or more migraine days each month. However, there are circumstances where prophylaxis may be appropriate with less frequent migraines. For example, if your child has debilitating migraines that make him miss school…
How can I help my teen to deal with migraines?
In addition to seeing your physician about recommended acute and preventive treatment options, there are many things that you can help your teen with that do not require prescriptions. Several lifestyle issues have been shown to significantly contribute to the severity of migraines. Maintaining…
Can migraine make a child miss school?
It is relatively common for children with severe migraines to miss school during an attack. In some situations, severe and frequent migraines may significantly impair a child’s ability to attend school and perform well in school. This is perhaps why children and adolescents with migraine…
My child has a headache, who should I consult with?
Read this page to know when to consult with a doctor for your child’s headache. You absolutely need to see a doctor if your child: Has a new headache that worries you; Is under 4 years old and shows signs of headaches; His/her pain is…
What do to if your child suffers from migraines
First of all, you need a medical diagnosis: this website does not provide information on undiagnosed headaches! Adults suffering from migraines are often misdiagnosed or mistreated. This situation is even worse with children. If your child is incapacitated by his migraines (school absenteeism, missing social…
I heard migraines go away during pregnancy. Is it true?
They usually do. During pregnancy, estrogen levels in the blood rise steadily and become very high. Fortunately, they do not have the fluctuations with sudden drops in blood levels that are seen during the normal menstrual cycle. As a result, migraine tends to improve in…
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