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How do doctors diagnose migraines in kids?

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It can help your doctor figure out what's happening if you keep a headache diary of your child's migraines. Keep track of when the migraines happen, how long they last, where the pain is, etc. Your child's doctor can use the diary to learn more about the migraines and their triggers. This may help him find the best treatment. You'll probably get questions about symptoms, any other health problems your kid has, and if anyone else in your family has migraines.

From: Your Child and Migraine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Migraines: What a Pain."

National Headache Foundation: "Children's Headache Disorders."

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraines in Children."

The Migraine Trust: "Guide for parents and carers."

Mount Nittany Health: "When Your Child Has Migraine Headaches."

Women's and Children's Health Network: "Migraine: A really bad headache."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 27, 2020

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Migraines: What a Pain."

National Headache Foundation: "Children's Headache Disorders."

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraines in Children."

The Migraine Trust: "Guide for parents and carers."

Mount Nittany Health: "When Your Child Has Migraine Headaches."

Women's and Children's Health Network: "Migraine: A really bad headache."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 27, 2020

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