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Updated 22 May 2015

Migraines in children

Migraines also affect kids. Do you know the signs?

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Many adults who suffer from migraines can tell the difference between a severe headache and a true migraine.

But when your child complains his head is pounding, how do you know if it's a migraine? Since medications for migraine are more potent than common headache remedies, it's important to tell the difference.

According to the Children's Hospital in Richmond, Vancouver, to be migraine, a child must have recurrent headaches or other neurological symptoms separated by symptom-free intervals and at least three of the following:

  • Pounding or throbbing pain.
  • Pain on one side of the forehead.
  • Nausea, vomiting or abdominal discomfort.
  • Relief by sleep.
  • Family history of migraine.

- (HealthDayNews)

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