COVID19, Migraine Headaches, Neurosciences

Providers working to treat children with ‘long COVID-19’ headaches

Providers are seeing more patients complain of headaches during the pandemic, and headaches are a common symptom of “long COVID-19,” an illness marked by COVID-19 symptoms that linger for months after an infection. Many children who become infected with the COVID-19 virus typically recover within a week, and most cases are not severe. However, some…

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Migraine Headaches, Neurosciences

Migraine symptoms in kids

Migraine symptoms in kids are very similar to adult symptoms, and since a tendency toward migraine may be passed from parent to child, parents already may know some of the signs. Migraine attacks recur and can cause throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. More than with a routine headache, migraine symptoms…

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Migraine Headaches, Neurosciences

Your child’s pediatrician can begin treatment for headaches in children

When children have headaches or migraine, it is usually not necessary to make an appointment with a neurologist right away. A pediatrician often can begin treatment for a child’s headache or migraine attack, which may speed up relief of their symptoms. Michael K. Sowell, M.D. and Elizabeth S. Doll, M.D., pediatric neurologists at Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute,…

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Migraine Headaches, Neurosciences

Children’s excessive screen time could cause headaches from eyestrain

Spending too much time staring at a screen, such as a phone, tablet or computer, can cause digital eyestrain, a key trigger in headaches, and with online school and fewer in-person activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, screen time among many children is at an all-time high. “If your child has developed headaches, it’s important to…

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Migraine Headaches, Neurosciences

Babies and infants can get migraine headaches

Migraine headaches can start at any age, affecting babies and toddlers. There are many differences in symptoms children and adults. What can parents do to spot a migraine and get your child relief? What ages do migraine headaches appear in children? Although migraine headaches most commonly occur in teens and young adults, the attacks can…

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Migraine Headaches, Neurosciences, Norton Childrens Hospital, Teens

Does your child have unexplained headaches and vision loss? Consider pseudotumor cerebri

Children with blurred vision and headache or double vision may be experiencing increased pressure inside the skull. Sometimes there’s no obvious cause. Often, the condition is pseudotumor cerebri. Pseudotumor cerebri in adults is associated with obesity and is much more frequent in women. In children who haven’t started puberty, pseudotumor cerebri happens equally among boys and girls…

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Acupuncture, Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Migraine Headaches, Neurosciences, Norton Childrens Hospital, Teens

Norton Children’s neurologist uses acupuncture to help patients

Elizabeth S. Doll, M.D., completed years of medical training to become a child neurologist. But what most people don’t know is she also spent hundreds of hours at Harvard University, training in the art of acupuncture. “I’ve always been interested in integrative and alternative medicines,” said Dr. Doll, who cares for patients at Norton Children’s…

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Migraine Headaches, Neurosciences, Norton Childrens Hospital, Prevention & Wellness, Teens

Migraines in kids: Help your child through the pain

If you’ve ever had a migraine, you’d probably agree you wouldn’t wish one on anyone, much less a child. However, migraines in kids are real and you can learn how to recognize them and help your child through the pain. “About 5 percent of all children experience migraine and this increases to 10 percent during…

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