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What are the warning signs of migraines for kids?

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Kids with migraine can have auras before the pain hits. This is kind of a warning that a migraine is about to start.

Sometimes their arms, legs, or face might tingle. Young people who have migraine often get motion sickness, too.

  • They might see: Flashing or bright lights
  • Moving lines
  • Blurriness

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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