What can you give a child for migraines? Acetaminophen or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) can typically relieve headaches for your child. They should be taken at the first sign of a headache.
How are pediatric migraines treated? First-line acute migraine treatment in children is ibuprofen; adolescents may benefit from sumatriptan/naproxen tablets, zolmitriptan nasal spray, sumatriptan nasal spray, rizatriptan, or almotriptan. Overuse of acute medication to treat migraines increases headache frequency.
What triggers a migraine in kids? Common triggers include aged cheeses and meats, chocolate, citrus fruits, red and yellow food dyes, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and the artificial sweetener aspartame. Too much caffeine and spicy foods can also trigger migraines, but sometimes help headaches because they act as vasodilators and expand blood vessels.
What gets rid of migraines fast? Hot packs and heating pads can relax tense muscles. Warm showers or baths may have a similar effect. Drink a caffeinated beverage. In small amounts, caffeine alone can relieve migraine pain in the early stages or enhance the pain-reducing effects of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) and aspirin.