Your child 5-11 years

Migraine, it takes the head!

Your child is isolated from the noise, flees the light and does not want to get out of bed ... His headaches sometimes prevent him from going to play with his friends. Why these migraines? What to do to help him ? The point with the pediatrician.

Migraine is a disease that remains little known. Too often misdiagnosed, it affects about 5% of 5-year-olds and almost 10% of 10-year-olds.

Migraine: the symptoms

  • Your child often complains of pain on both sides of the head (bilateral headache), with a pulsating sensation (of beats). It can also hurt on one side (unilateral headache) or in the eyes or neck.
  • He stops his activitiesrest, he is very pale, his eyes are surrounded.
  • Pain intensifies with physical activity or quick movements.
  • He is leaking light, heat and noise.
  • Lack of sleep or hypoglycemia (lack of sugar) triggers headaches.
  • These seizures are sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, vertigo. Other signs may also appear: tingling in the limbs or face, blurred vision (colored spots, bright spots, blurred vision, etc.), buzzing and auditory whistling ...
  • Her headaches can last from 1 to 48 hours.
  • Very often, sleep improves or make the crisis completely disappear.

Ask about the causes of her migraine

  • In many cases, migraine is hereditary. Do not you always have an analgesic pad in your bag? Maybe you've got used to having a headache ...
  • Psychological factors (emotion, annoyance ...) can affect his migraines. Excitement related to a birthday party, a conflict, or a duty to do in an emergency are quite likely to cause a crisis.

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