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Are there specific triggers for migraines in children?

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Other migraine triggers include stress, anxiety, depression, a change in sleep patterns, loud noises, or certain foods. Too much physical activity or too much sun can bring on a migraine in some kids, too. Girls can get them because of hormone changes when they get their periods. This type of headache is called a menstrual migraine.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic.

National Reye's Syndrome Foundation.

National Headache Foundation: “Children’s Headache Disorders.”

American Migraine Foundation: “Migraine in Children.”

HealthyChildren: “Natural Therapies for Children with Chronic Headaches,” “Headaches: When to Call the Pediatrician.”

UpToDate: “Patient Education: Headache in Children (Beyond the Basics).”

Migraine Research Foundation: “Migraine in Women.”

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on August 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic.

National Reye's Syndrome Foundation.

National Headache Foundation: “Children’s Headache Disorders.”

American Migraine Foundation: “Migraine in Children.”

HealthyChildren: “Natural Therapies for Children with Chronic Headaches,” “Headaches: When to Call the Pediatrician.”

UpToDate: “Patient Education: Headache in Children (Beyond the Basics).”

Migraine Research Foundation: “Migraine in Women.”

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on August 17, 2017

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