Many people have migraine from childhood through adulthood. While the brain is still developing and myelinating until the early to mid-20s, HeadAid's actions on the symptoms of migraine (headache, light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, sound sensitivity) are the same.
Our "Daily" product is formulated for both adults (1-2packs at night) and kids over 12 years old (1pack at night). Please consult your physician before using our "Fast Acting" products on children.
Migraine in Children
Migraine is a complicated neurological disorder, with symptoms such as head pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to touch, sound, light, and odors. Abdominal pain and mood changes can occur, too. While kids generally have fewer and shorter migraine attacks than adult sufferers, childhood migraine can be just as disabling, and it can seriously affect the child’s quality of life. Consult a physician if you have a child suffers from frequent or crippling headaches or migraine symptoms.
Unfortunately, migraine is extremely common in children. It’s been reported in children as young as 18 months old. About 10% of school-age children suffer from migraine. Half of all migraine sufferers have their first attack before the age of 12. Before puberty, boys typically suffer from migraine more often than girls. As adolescence approaches, the migraine incidence increases more rapidly in girls than in boys. Once they reach the age of 17, as many as 8% of boys and 23% of girls have experienced a migraine.
Migraine can be contributed to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Migraines are heriditary, a child who has one parent with migraine has a 50% chance of inheriting it, and if both parents have migraine, the chances rise to 75%. More than half of migraine sufferers have a close relative with the disease.