Migraines affect more than one billion people worldwide, including one in 11 children, according to the American Migraine Foundation. Those who suffer from these debilitating headaches often seek ways to ease symptoms like throbbing pain, nausea, dizziness, and sudden sensitivities to light and sound. While there are many effective medications and injections (such as Botox)
What is an abdominal migraine? Is it a tummy ache in your head, or vice-versa (a migraine in your tummy)? Although rare in adults, an abdominal migraine can be a common condition in young children and teenagers. Board-certified pediatric neurologist and migraine expert, Dr. Lindsay Elton, shared what she knows about this very unique type
We are often reminded that if we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies will suffer. Healthful, restorative sleep is necessary for optimal brain function (especially in children) and boosts immunity–something that is so important right now for all of us as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. But can too much sleep actually be harmful, too?
Join us on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CT The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented change and stress. To help support our families during this time, we are launching a series of video broadcasts to be streamed live on Facebook about various topics that impact our patient families. The next Facebook Live event
Botox to smooth fine lines and wrinkles? Yes. But Botox to help treat pediatric patients? Also, yes. Botox has long been known for its role in cosmetic enhancements. It has also been used widely for other medical purposes since the 1990s. So, what is it? Botox is derived from a specific kind of bacterium (Clostridium
In Austin, March is a month full of fun activities from rodeo to SXSW to Spring Break. Then why do we often see a spike of headaches and migraines among kids? Allergies are one of the main causes, which tend to run high in March. The other cause is often associated with a five letter
A recent report says that hospital ERs have seen a big increase in the number of kids and teens reporting headaches. What is causing the increase? And is there anything kids (and parents) can do to prevent them? Dr. Lindsay Elton, pediatric neurologist who specializes in headaches/migraines, says she is not surprised by the report.
Dehydration robs your body of precious fluids. As temperatures rise to triple digits, the risk of becoming dehydrated is even greater. Prevention is simple…drink more fluids. Yet, research says your child likely isn’t drinking enough. In a 2015 study, more than 50% of students examined showed signs of low daily water intake. Who is most
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 but