Do you believe your child suffers from migraines? The next time your child mentions their head hurts, don’t ignore it. This blog post helps parents or guardians manage their children’s headaches and migraines.

Reasons for Why Some Kids Suffer from Migraines

Before puberty, boys experience with migraines more than girls. As adolescence approaches, the incidence increases in girls, which might be associated with changes in estrogen levels, known as the “menstrual cycle.” If a family member has a history of experiencing migraines, children can be more prone to experiencing them, too. A migraine (a throbbing headache) comes along with:

  • Queasy feeling, nausea, or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Pain, typically on one side of the head
  • Relief by a period of deep sleep

If your child suffers from migraines, he or she might qualify to participate in a clinical research study held by Pharmasite Research. To learn more, call Pharmasite Research at 410-602-1440.

Symptoms of Migraines in Children

Migraines are often undiagnosed in kids and teenagers. The signs and symptoms of an aura or classic migraine after a headache include:

  • Numbness or tingling, particularly on one side of the body
  • Vertigo, dizziness, faint feelings, or fainting
  • On rare occasions, hallucinations, confusion, or weakness on one side of the body and inability to speak
  • Visual changes, seeing spots, blind spots, or lines or zigzags

Before a migraine develops, you can observe your child’s behavioral changes, such as:

  • Irritability
  • Food craving
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yawning
  • Tiredness

Treatment of Migraines in Children and Teenagers

Treatment for childhood and teenage migraines varies depending on the age of the person and the severity and frequency of the attacks. Expert assistance from centers specializing in migraines might be necessary for children who may be difficult to diagnose or don’t respond to initial treatment and prevention measures. If your child suffers from migraines, treatment may include:

  • Sleep – many children may recover excellently with deep sleep
  • Over-the-counter medication may be used early in the course of the headache might be effective
  • Migraines may include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and vomiting, so anti-nausea drugs may be helpful

Migraine Prevention

Explore the following migraine prevention methods for children and teenagers:

  • Don’t skip meals
  • Sleep regular hours, even on the weekends
  • Begin a regular exercise program
  • Drink lots of water, particularly when you are exercising
  • If possible, avoid caffeine because it may trigger a migraine
  • Learn to relax with yoga or meditation

Enroll Today with Pharmasite Research

If you or someone you know has pediatric and adolescent migraine, it can be a huge hindrance to daily life, but there is always hope and help available. Seek professional help from a therapist who may recommend effective treatment options for you or a loved one. Pharmasite Research in Pikesville, MD, is enrolling individuals with pediatric and adolescent migraine for a clinical study. Learn more to see if you qualify! Contact us at 410-602-1440 and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest!