Teenage Headache Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment


1. Migraine with an aura:

It affects 15-30% of children and teenagers and is also known as classic migraine. Aura is any sensory anomaly that usually occurs 30 minutes before a migraine and may last up to 20 minutes. Some of the common auras include blurry or distorted vision. The teen may experience blind areas or feel like sensing brightly colored, moving or flashing lines or lights. Other auras include abrupt changes in the ability to hear, smell, taste, or touch. Some may also experience problems moving or speaking.


2. Migraine without an aura: It is also called common migraine and affects about 60-85% of children and teens.