I don't know of any parent who hasn't said that their kids can at times give them a headache. Kids often play loud, run, jump, screamand fight with siblings. But what parent do you know that has admitted to giving their child a real headache? Probably not many because no parent would willingly give a child a headache, right? That's correct. But kids do get them and as a parent you might be the cause.
When my brother was a child he had migrains all the time. My mom always told us not to sit too close to the television because it will make us cross-eyed and give us a headache. I don't think we were sitting that close. And even if we were why didn't I get headaches like my brother? Turns out he just needed glasses and the problem was solved. I needed them too but it was just because when I looked at things close up my vision was blurred. For both of us we didn't need glasses by the time we got through high school. We wear them now for reading purposes.
Kids get migraines. They may complain of a pounding sensation in their foreheads, around their eyes or just their whole head in general. According to FamilyDoctor.org 5% of children in grade school have migraines and 20% of high school aged children as well. It's not unusual for this to be more of a problem for girls than for boys. Kids that have migrains can experience pain 2 to 3 times per week.
Migrains can be a result of chemical changes in the body. Bright lights and loud noises can cause migraines to occur. If your child is stressed or tired headaches can happen as a result. Weather changes are also a culprit for causing migraines. But what about your childs diet? Are you feeding them food items that are triggering their migraines? Are they getting too much sugar or starch?
There are a lot of foods that have been listed as causing migraines for children and adults. Foods that may cause migraines are:
Bologna, hot dogs, pepperoni
Some breads, cakes donuts
These are just a few of many items that can cause migrains. Be sure to check with your doctor before changing anything your child eats. Make sure your child has low stress and plenty of rest. Watch their diet. When migraines occur put your child in a dark room with a cool cloth on their forehead. Doing these simple thing will eliminate you as the reason you're giving your child a headache.
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