Migraine Headaches in Children and Adolescents

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Migraine Headaches in Children and Adolescents

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Migraine affects four to ten percent of school-aged children, and nearly twice as many adolescents. The symptoms of migraine are distinctive, and it is important for parents to be familiar with these symptoms. Children and adolescents with migraine may be treated successfully with over-the-counter pain medications. However, there is strong evidence that sumatriptan nasal spray is another safe and effective migraine medication for children over age 8.


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Ness, Molly. (2009). Migraine Headaches in Children and Adolescents. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/49559.

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