Migraine in kids: How to spot the symptoms – CTV

Feb. 19, 2024

Before adulthood, 60 per cent of kids will experience headaches, and one in 10 children will suffer from migraine, according to Dr. Serena Orr, a pediatric neurologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.

“[It] is a neurological diagnosis where children and adolescents can get severe recurrent headaches with other symptoms like sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, vomiting,” she explains. “It’s actually more common than most people realize.”

Orr notes that the genetic neurological disease becomes more common once children hit puberty.

“Some studies say as high as 20 per cent of older adolescents can have migraine,” she tells CTV News. “I’ve diagnosed as young as two or three [years old] in some rare cases. So, it can start very early.”

Read more: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/migraine-in-kids-how-to-spot-the-symptoms-1.6774303

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