Headaches and Migraine Disease in Children
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When your child has a chronic illness, whether it's headaches, Migraines, or a different illness, we can't afford to put off getting our children ready for school. There are extra steps that need to be taken; extra preparations that need to be made. School rules have made it more complicated for chronically ill children and their parents. Let's look at some things to remember.
Although there aren't many, there are some pediatric headache and Migraine specialists. Here is a listing of some who have been highly recommended to me.
Children as young as six-years-old who get frequent headaches may be using over-the-counter pain relievers far more than they should, and often without their parents' knowledge, suggests a study being presented this week at the 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society (AHS).
Children's headaches can be so difficult, especially when they can't tell us what's wrong. Let's take a look at the different types that affect children and teens.
From About's Guide to Pediatrics, a description of Migraines in children, plus recommended links.
Review when your child should take a prophylactic medication, such as Periactin or Elavil, to prevent Migraine attacks.
From the National Headache Foundation, and excellent resource for both adults and children. "With awareness and adult support, kids who have headaches have fun, do well in school, and lead active lives."