Pediatric Migraine


Approximately 10% of children experience migraine, but it often goes undiagnosed and untreated as symptoms present differently in children compared to adults. Leaders in headache medicine explain the signs, symptoms, treatment options, accommodations during school and avoiding chronic attacks for pediatric patients. 


Treating Pediatric Migraine

Lauren Doyle Strauss, DO, FAHS, explains what physicians should consider when treating pediatric migraine.

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Options for Treating Refractory Pediatric Migraine | American Headache Society

Jennifer Bickel, MD, FAHS shares takeaways about outpatient DHE infusion and interdisciplinary adjunctive care for refractory pediatric migraine.Read More

Treating Pediatric Migraine | American Headache Society

Lauren Doyle Strauss, DO, FAHS, talks treating pediatric migraine in this interview from the 2018 Scottsdale Headache Symposium.Read More

Infant Colic and Maternal Migraine Linked in New Study

Amy Gelfand, MD, FAHS, and her colleagues found a link between maternal migraine and increased chances of infant colic in a new study.Read More

Pediatric Migraine: Q&A With Dr. Christina Szperka

Dr. Christina Szperka on the prevalence of pediatric migraine and how treatment options for kids differ from how we treat adults.Read More

Pediatric Migraine

Migraine Care for Children | American Migraine Foundation

The first step in migraine care for children is to seek the help of a healthcare provider. Learn tips to help you prepare for your visit.Read More

Migraine in Kids: Addressing the Impact | AMF

Learn how to stay involved in minimizing the negative effects of migraine in kids when it comes to your child’s quality of life. Read more.Read More

Caring for a Child with Migraine | The American Migraine Foundation

Enter your name and email for a free download of our guide on caring for a child with migraine. Read More

Concussion and Post-Traumatic Headache in Children | The American Migraine Foundation

Enter your name and email for a free download of our guide: Concussion and Post-Traumatic Headache in ChildrenRead More

Pediatric Migraine Parents Guide | American Migraine Foundation

Lauren Doyle Strauss, DO, FAHS, talks about how parents can help identify, explain and manage their child’s pediatric migraine. Read More

Children's Migraine Questions | American Migraine Foundation

Children likely have many questions about their migraine. Learn from Dr. Andrew Hershey some answers to their questions to help comfort them.Read More

Identifying and Removing Dietary Triggers in Children | AMF

What can parents do if certain foods trigger migraine attacks in their child? Learn about food triggers in children, and how elimination diets can help.Read More

Comprehensive Headache Centers | American Migraine Foundation

We spoke with Dr. Jessica Gautreaux, child neurologist and headache specialist, about the role comprehensive headache centers can play.Read More

Healthy Habits for Kids with Migraine | AMF

The following tips help kids with migraine follow healthy habits and give them a means of managing their symptoms. Read more.Read More

Migraine in School Children: A Parent’s Guide | AMF

Wondering how to advocate for your child with migraine at school? Read our parent guide on for tips on educating the people in your child's life about migraine.Read More

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