Did you know that pediatric migraines are prevalent? While most headaches may be part of an illness, some are migraines. So, what should you know and do if you believe your kid may be having migraines? This article informs readers regarding this topic.

If your child is experiencing migraines, he or she may qualify to participate in a clinical research study at Pharmasite Research. To learn more information, call Pharmasite Research at 410-602-1440.

Common Migraine Symptoms in Children

Before puberty, both genders are most likely to have them. After puberty, migraines are more prevalent in girls. Pediatric migraines are more likely to be felt on both sides of the head, forehead, or either in both temples. Although it’s not easy to distinguish a migraine from another type of headache, children

  • frequently report throbbing pain
  • might experience sensitivity and nausea to light and noise

Some parents might notice that their child is more lethargic, pale, or irritable before a migraine begins, and it takes a while to get back to normal after it ends.

Causes of Pediatric Migraines

Even though the cause of migraines is unknown, it appears that migraines can be caused by the nerves being more sensitive or more reactive to stimulation. That stimulation could be fatigue, stress, hunger, or almost anything. In fact, most migraine sufferers have nearly someone in the family who experiences migraines, too.

Are Migraines Preventable?

The best way to prevent pediatric migraines is to identify and avoid triggers. The triggers vary per person, so keeping a headache diary is ideal. When your kid receives a headache:

  • write down what he or she was doing before the headache
  • the severity and location of the migraine
  • what helped
  • and anything else you may think

It’s also ideal to ensure your child receives sufficient sleep, eats healthfully and regularly, drinks water routinely, receives exercise, and manages stress.

Can Prescription Medication Assist in Pediatric Migraines?

Certain medications may sometimes help stop migraines in children ages six and up. If a child experiences frequent migraines, misses school days, or disrupts life activities, doctors often prescribe medications to prevent migraines. In addition, there are numerous types of medicine, and your doctor can advise you on what would be ideal for your child.

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!