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Precautions for abdominal migraine in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Headache and Migraines
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   Good Evening Doctor
Doctor :  
Good evening
User :   My son who is 6 yrs old is having a problem of Abdominal Migraine.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   My query is will this problem persist for his whole life or it can be permanently cured ?
Doctor :  
i will provide you with the relevant information.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
since how long is he facing this problem?
User :   Since one year but it is diagnosed in last month.
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
In many cases, a child with abdominal migraine will still have migraine as an adult, though the symptoms will most likely change to something more typical. This is another reason why it's important to gain an understanding of the disease early on.
Doctor :  
It's better to be tested and rule out the other diseases that can cause stomach pain.
User :   He had been treated for Tuberculosis last 6 months but got no relief. All the tests had been done .
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Now he has started taking medicines for Migraine and now he is having benefit from the medicines.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   My question is do he will have to take medicines for his whole life ?
User :   Actually I am also having a problem of migraine with headache.
Doctor :  
It depends on subsidence of his symptoms
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after taking medication.
Doctor :  
as i mentioned earlier it may or may not persist in adulthood.
Doctor :  
Usualy it continues in adult life also.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
so, diagnosis and treatment at an early stage is always recommended
User :   ok
Doctor :  
so as to subside the symptoms and prevent hindrance to his day to day activity.
User :   What are the precautions which should be taken in this case?
Doctor :  
What is recommended that you continue the medicines as prescribed without fail.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
prevent from direct exposure to sun
User :   fine
Doctor :  
as it can aggravate the symptoms
Doctor :   and also protect from flickering lights emitted from T.V. and computer screen
User :   ok
User :   Is chocolate also a trigger in this regard?
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Nutritious diet to prevent irritability, and indigestion.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
yes chocolate can aggravate the symptoms.
User :   ok
User :   Thanks for your help !
Doctor :  
Do not worry
Doctor :   Most of the times the problem subsides as the child grows
User :   ok
Doctor :  
In few instances only it carries on to the adult life
User :   right.
Doctor :  
Be positive
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and give support to your child
User :   yes
Doctor :  
If you get depressed you cannot give that emotional support to him
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and which worsens
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So be positive
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Understand the problem
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Try to help in relieving the problem
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   No Thanks
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me. Bye
Doctor :  
for now
User :   Bye
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