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What Happens After My Child Starts Headache Treatment?

When your child's doctor starts a headache treatment program, keep track of the results by using a headache diary, and record how the treatment program is working. Keep your child's scheduled follow-up appointments so your child's doctor can monitor progress and make changes in the treatment program as needed.

Do Children Outgrow Headaches?

Headaches may improve as your child gets older. The headaches may disappear and then return later in life. By junior high school, many boys who have migraines outgrow them, but in girls, migraine frequency increases with age because of hormone changes. Migraines are three times more likely to occur in adolescent girls than in boys. And women are three times likelier than men to suffer from migraines.

 

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Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on February 23, 2013
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