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.
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