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How is magnesium used to treat headaches in children?

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Teens who have migraines have lower levels of magnesium than other kids do. Taking this nutrient for several months may prevent some of these headaches. Magnesium supplements can cause diarrhea and interfere with some medications, so you should check with your child’s doctor before using it. You can help boost your child’s magnesium levels by adding more dark green, leafy vegetables, beans, seeds, nuts, and whole grains to their diet.

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 Jennifer Robinson on August 16, 2019

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 Jennifer Robinson on August 16, 2019

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