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Do children grow out of migraine headaches?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Children may not "grow out of" headaches, exactly. Headaches of any kind mainly affect girls who are older than 10 or after puberty and boys before they reach puberty. They usually last throughout childhood and persist into adulthood. However, the occurrences of migraines usually lessen after age 50.

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