Migraine is one of the most common diseases among children. Children also suffer from headache. Approximately 10% of children who go to nursery or kindergarten, and 50% of those who are going to grade are suffering or have suffered from migraines, recurrent headaches, accompanied by other symptoms. The excessive use of computer, video games and television, reconciled to a few hours of sleep, are the main reasons causing migraines in children.
However, experts attribute stress and eating certain food or drinks among children to the occurrence of the disease. If the child complains of headache without any illness or physical discomfort, and also the pain is severe, you should take it to the pediatrician. A child who feels headache often must also be taken to the doctor to rule out any other condition.
Symptoms Accompanying Migraines
Usually a migraine is characterized by a pulsating pain, throbbing, hammer like blows in one or both sides of the head. Often the pain is so strong that it can cause dizziness, nausea and vomiting, upset stomach and increased sensitivity to noise, odors and light. Migraines usually last for minutes or hours, and in some cases, days.
Causes of Migraines in Children
There are many situations that can trigger a headache in children:
- Effects of some drugs
- Lack of sleep
- Unbalanced diet (too much sugar, coffee, chocolate, dough, fat, etc.)
- Physical injuries
- Hormonal changes
- States of stress, tiredness and fatigue
- Use of appliances such as excessive television, computer and video games
- State of anxiety
- Environment in which it allows the use of snuff
- Eating or the smell of strong chemicals and irritants
- Loud noise
- Eye problems
10% of headaches are caused by other medical disorders, such as the case of ear infections and sinus and the flu.
Prevention of Migraines in Children
In many cases, it affects their studies and their physical and motor skills. For this reason there is a need for prevention. I do recommend that children have a balanced life. It means that he has proper and fixed time to eat, sleep, study, rest and play. It is recommended that you should limit the time the child to stays in front of the television, a video game or computer. If the child has to take medicine, ask your doctor about the side effects of it and pay attention to what the child eats. Find a diet that is balanced, and contain nutrients and vitamins he needs.
All medicines given to child should only be prescribed by a doctor. To relieve the headache of your child, it is best to lie on a fresh empowerment dark and silent room and put a cool cloth on his forehead or eyes, and ask him to relax and breathe deeply. If he likes, put a quiet music. You will find that the pain will pass.