Migraine at School

Migraine at School

The school principal, class teacher and/or school nurse should be informed of a child’s susceptibility to migraine.

This will ensure that proper action is taken in the event of an attack i.e. that a child is allowed to lie down in a darkened room and take mild soluble pain killing drugs if necessary.It will also minimize disruption to a child’s school routine.

Head with Rays

Most schools co-operate very well with whatever treatment has been suggested to parents. Teachers/nurses may prefer to ‘hold’ younger children’s medication and give it on request.

It may be appropriate for older children to carry their own medication and take an emergency supply of appropriate tablets when necessary.

Every effort should be made to retain a normal routine and, where possible, avoid having to send the child home from school.

The MAI provides information leaflets for parents, teachers and students.

Migraine at School

Migraine at School

The school principal, class teacher and/or school nurse should be informed of a child’s susceptibility to migraine.

This will ensure that proper action is taken in the event of an attack i.e. that a child is allowed to lie down in a darkened room and take mild soluble pain killing drugs if necessary.It will also minimize disruption to a child’s school routine.

Head with Rays

Most schools co-operate very well with whatever treatment has been suggested to parents. Teachers/nurses may prefer to ‘hold’ younger children’s medication and give it on request.

It may be appropriate for older children to carry their own medication and take an emergency supply of appropriate tablets when necessary.

Every effort should be made to retain a normal routine and, where possible, avoid having to send the child home from school.

The MAI provides information leaflets for parents, teachers and students.