Headache and Migraine: Medical Condition
Headache and Migraine refer to pain.
A headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neeck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck.
Headaches in children are common and usually aren’t serious.
Children can develop different types of headaches, including migraine or stress-related (tension) headaches and sinus headaches.
Children can also have chronic daily headaches.
What Is a Migraine?
- Migraine is a type of headache that is often localized in a certain area of the head and is sometimes accompanied by a pronounced sensitivity to light and sound.
- Other common migraine symptoms include nausea and vomiting.
- gradual in onset, progressively more painful and then undergo a gradual resolution.
- Some migraines are worsened by head motion, sneezing, straining or physical exertion.
- Since many patients also become sensitive to light and sound, some migraine sufferers will lie down in a darkened and quiet room to relieve symptoms
How Common Are Headaches in Children and Adolescents?
Very common in children and adolescents.
Studies show 56% of boys and 74% of girls between the ages of 12 and 17 reported having had a headache within the past month.