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Occular migraine in children is it common?

Occular migraine in children is it common?

Possible: It is definitely possible. Ocular migraines have been reported in children as young as 2 years old. A thorough eye examination should be performed to exclude other possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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Can migraine in children be cured or only treated?

Can migraine in children be cured or only treated?

Depends: There are several hypotheses to the cause of migraine and it is likely that migraine is a sex-conditioned inherited disorder (autosomal dominant in females and autosomal recessive in males). This is most likely to be so in the "typical" migraine- the mostly youth-onset, the provocation by birth control, induction by menstruation and self limitation after menopause. Thus a pos. Fam history is key. ...Read more

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Managing Migraines (Checklist)

Keep a diary of when you get migraines
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Keep track of the duration and severity of each migraine, noting other symptoms
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Do not clench or grind (known as bruxism) your teeth during the day
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Talk to your doctor about your migraines
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Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Are migraine headaches more common in younger women?

Are migraine headaches more common in younger women?

Yes: Women have a higher incidence than men, and migraines typically start when we are younger (20s-30s), sometimes even younger... ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
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See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
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Watch for food reactions
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See your dentist about headaches to ensure they are not related to dental issues
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Depression in children common?

Depression in children common?

No But Not Rare: Depression in childhood, at least of a severity that requires treatment, is not common (maybe 3-5% of the population). At the same time, this becomes a pretty large numbr when you start looking at groups of children. Also, depression is much more common among certain groups of kids - those with chronic medical illness, or children who have been abused. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of migraines in children?

What are symptoms of migraines in children?

Usually...: ...One-sided headache, aura (visual disturbances on the side of teh headache) - occasionally "abdominal migraine" may present with abdominal pain and vomiting but without headache, and respond to migraine treatments, . ...Read more

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How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

Very rare: This syndrome, where objects or the person's own body appear larger or smaller than normal, is very rare. Some sources say only about 300 adults & children in the us have this. Another source said 9% of teens had transient experiences of micropsia. It can be a migraine equivalent, & can also appear in conditions like seizures, CNS infections, brain tumors, drug use, macular degeneration, etc. ...Read more

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In what ways are ADHD symptoms different in adults than in children?

In what ways are ADHD symptoms different in adults than in children?

ADHD: Symptoms of hyperactivity diminsh & become more of a restlessness. In many mpulsivity decreases somewhat as the person matures & develops internal controls. Inattention & distractibility diminish less & tend to be the major issue. People can develop skills to compensate to an extent including career choices that fit their symptoms better. 2/3 continue to have symptoms in adulthood. ...Read more

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Children complain of headaches?

Children complain of headaches?

Yes: Children can have headaches just as adults have them and they need to be thoroughly evaluated. Certain red flags include: awakening at night, changes in mood, behavior or school grades, severe intensity, problems with gait or language during or after the HA and increasing frequency. It's very important to see a doctor for a complete physical and neurological exam. ...Read more

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How typical are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

How typical are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

No good data: This is not quite rare, but also not common. It is more often reported in children but can occur at any age. It is not a mental illness, but a physical perceptual distortion and is usually not part of a dangerous condition. It may be associated w/ migraines or tle and a neurologist might help. Try not to worry about 'craziness' - it is not that. Wish i could offer #s, but i can't. ...Read more

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Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Adults: It is more common for children to take things, but the full blown diagnosis of kleptomania is more common in adults. ...Read more

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Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Yes: According to CDC statistics asthma incidence (new cases per year) among adults (age 18+ years) was 3.8/1000, whereas that among children was 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years was 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000). ...Read more

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Is morning headache in toddlers different in adults, esp the causes?

Is morning headache in toddlers different in adults, esp the causes?

Morning Headache!: A toddler with a morning headache needs a face to face evaluation from a skilled pediatrician. Please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Yes, the potential causes of a morning headache in a toddler are different than in an adult. They are more potentially concerning causes, including brain tumor. If you are not able to get an appointment within 48 hours, please go to the ER ...Read more

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What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more

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What causes blindness in children in africa?

What causes blindness in children in africa?

Vit A deficiency,etc: Children in africa can be blinded by vitamin a deficiency, onchocerciasis, sometimes malaria, trachoma, injuries, congenital defects some of which might be corrected in a first world country like cataracts at birth, glaucoma, uveitis and a host of other conditions. ...Read more

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What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read more

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Are brain annerysums rare in a 23yo female?

Are brain annerysums rare in a 23yo female?

See below: It's not rare. Aneurysms can occur throughout life. However, many if not most cases are found at any point in life through imaging studies incidentally while evaluating other symptoms like headache. Usually, these aneurysms were present at birth but never manifest with symptoms until years later. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more