Approximately ten percent of young children suffer from painful and debilitating migraines, and that number gradually increases as the teenage years and adolescence sets in (Migraine Research Foundation). Migraines are serious headaches that can be brought on by stress, heat, exhaustion, or seasonal allergies. Other migraine triggers include: Dehydration Menstruation or hormonal changes Certain foodRead More
Migraines in children
Spotlight on Dr. Lindsay Elton
True or false: Dr. Lindsay Elton suffered painful migraines as a child, just like so many of her current patients? True. As one of Child Neurology Consultants of Austin’s specialists who treats migraines, Dr. Elton knows firsthand about what a debilitating experience they can be. Her personal knowledge of the condition provides her with aRead More
What Triggers Summer Migraines?
Most kids are eager to enjoy a break from school. Yet, for kids who suffer from migraines, the activities celebrated during the summer can be a trigger for painful episodes. Common causes for migraines and headache include dehydration, too much sun and heat exposure, change in sleep habits (like staying up too late), overstimulation (soRead More
How Migraines Affect Children (Different Than Adults)
While migraines affect millions of adults and children, the symptoms can appear differently for the two populations. Here are 5 examples how migraine affects children differently than adults: The head pain may affect the whole head rather than just one side. Attacks are shorter, sometimes lasting less than an hour. The headache may disappear butRead More