What is included in patient education about pediatric migraine?

Updated: Jan 31, 2018
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Education regarding migraine triggers includes the following:

  • Explaining the disease to the child and the parents

  • Encouraging parents to maintain a regular bedtime and strict meal schedules for the child and to avoid overloading the child’s schedule with activities

  • Helping the child recognize and avoid precipitating triggers to the extent possible, while maintaining realistic expectations (ie, migraine frequency may be reduced, but headaches will not be entirely eliminated)

  • Helping the child keep a headache diary to record unique triggers and features of attacks


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