Features of migraine development in a child: the causes, signs and methods of treatment
Not so long ago, migraine was a disease of adults and was very rare among children. To date, the disease has become a common type and sometimes occurs even in the smallest children. Frequent headaches in a child must necessarily disturb parents, since this disease is very insidious. Despite its fame and long history (for the first time it was discovered and described in ancient Rome), it is difficult to diagnose and treat it to this day, and the small age only complicates the situation. It is very important to know how to recognize a migraine in a baby and how to help it.
What is migraine and its features in childhood
In essence, if you do not go into medical details, migraines are severe pain attacks localized in the head area, which appear with a certain periodicity. A common feature of migraine for both children and adults is the concentration of pain in only one part of the head, which distinguishes the disease from the usual headaches. The pain patients most often characterize as pulsating, burning, raspirujushchej or pulling. Migraine attacks are sometimes so severe that it is simply impossible to endure them, and therefore the child is very serious about treating this problem. Statistics on this issue can not be called comforting – about a third of children under the age of 14 have already experienced the horrors of seizures.