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What are some ways to make life easier for kids with migraines?

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Luckily, a lot of kids outgrow migraines. Until then, help your child stay away from things that might cause them. They could include:

Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and exercise with a well-rounded diet to help keep migraines at bay. You never know when your child might have a migraine. That's why it's a good idea to have a plan if they're not at home. Talk to teachers, coaches, or other caregivers. Have medicine at school. Wherever your child goes, try to find a dark, quiet place for him if the pain hits.

  • Skipping meals
  • Certain foods, like lunchmeat, aged cheese, MSG, chocolate, and yogurt
  • A lack of sleep
  • Stress
  • Overscheduling

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 Lawrence C. Newman on January 19, 2018

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 Lawrence C. Newman on January 19, 2018

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