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Supporting a Young Migraine Sufferer

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If your child suffers from migraines, it can unfortunately have an enormous impact on his or her life. Besides the physical pain and discomfort of an attack, some migraine symptoms can be quite frightening to him or her, especially when they happen for the first time. Your child might feel anxious …

The Worst Plants for Your Allergies

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  Hay fever, which is also known as allergic rhinitis, doesn’t have anything to do with a fever or even with hay. Instead, it is most likely due to the pollen from the beautiful parks and trees around your yard or neighborhood. Here are some of the most common allergy-causing plants and tree …

Asthma and Sleeping Problems

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Asthma attacks can cause you to miss school and work, but your asthma can also put you at risk for a more basic problem, getting enough sleep. “Asthmatics frequently have trouble at night,” says Stanley Fineman, MD, an allergist with the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic. Studies have shown a l …

Handling Migraines at School

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It is difficult enough for a child or teen to have to experience a migraine at home. When one occurs at school, it can be even more difficult for him or her. Luckily, there are ways to prepare your child for a migraine at school: Learn the basics about it and the specific type of …

Teenage Headaches During Puberty

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  Between homework, after school activities, sports and hormones, it isn’t too hard to see that a teenage might get a headache every once in a while. According to the American Family Physician, frequency of headaches increases as children start to grow. 37% to 51% of children who are at leas …

What is a Wheeze?

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If you have asthma, the sound of wheezing might be all too familiar to you. The wheeze is asthma’s classic “sound”.  “A wheeze is the musical sound on expiration, when you’re breathing out, that indicates that you have airway obstruction,” says Richard Castriotta, MD, professor of medi …

Tame Your Migraines When Traveling

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When you are planning a getaway vacation, the last thing you want to deal with is a migraine. Unfortunately, traveling is a top migraine trigger. Cabin pressure changes during air travel and motion sickness are both linked to causing headaches. Also, no matter how you get to your destination, the s …

Coping with Your Loved Ones With Asthma

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About 25 million Americans face the challenge of living with asthma, as do those who love them. Family members worry, feel stressed and have many questions. If you are living with someone with asthma, there are number of things you can do to make life easier for him or her and for yourself. Be Fami …

Healthy Habits to Reduce Your Migraines

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Try out these lifestyle changes to help lessen your risk of getting a migraine, especially if you are prone to them: Eat Regularly: If you suffer from migraines, you are most likely sensitive to the effects of low blood sugar. That means you shouldn’t skip a meal and should try to eat at least ev …

Migraines and Children

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Adults are not the only ones who must manage migraines. Many children get migraines as well, and they might be linked in some way to behavior disorders in children. A recent study, on children and migraine headaches, found that children with migraines have a significantly higher risk of behavior di …