Adults aren't the only ones affected by the often disabling pain of a migraine. Many children and teens also are prone to the intense pounding, occasional nausea and aura that warns some migraine sufferers.

While there's no sure way to prevent a migraine, the American Academy of Family Physicians says there are certain things that your child can do that may help:

- Eat regularly and don't skip any meals.

- Maintain a regular sleep schedule.

- Get frequent and consistent exercise.

- Recognize what triggers migraines (examples may include stress or overexertion) and try to avoid those triggers.

- Identify any foods that may trigger a migraine. Common examples are chocolate, caffeine, cheese and processed meats.

- Talk to your child's pediatrician about medication if migraines can't be controlled by other methods.