As well as medications, there are other non-medical treatment options for headache and migraine. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the treatments that might be helpful either instead of or in addition to medications.
A haemangioma is a collection of small blood vessels that occur under the skin, sometimes called ‘strawberry marks’. Similar collections of blood vessels can occur in the air passage beneath the vocal cords. These are called "subglottic haemangiomas". Children with subglottic haemangioma will usually have noisy breathing but normal cry.
Flunarizine has been used in medical practice for over 25 years. It was initially introduced as a medicine to improve blood flow and is a medicine known as a calcium channel blocker. It has been mainly used in the treatment of dizziness, vertigo and prevention of migraine.
This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes the approach we take to cannabinoid (cannabis) oil. This information does not apply to Epidiolex® a prescribed cannabinoid medication for complex epilepsy.
We recognise that there has been a lot of publicity about the use of cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) to treat childhood epilepsy. As very few clinical trials have taken place to evaluate the potential benefits and risks of using these products, there are only a few circumstances where they can be prescribed.
This Migraine Awareness Week we speak to Stacey and Jo to find out about the work of the Headache Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and how migraines and headache conditions can impact children and young people.
Cyclophosphamide is a chemotherapy medicine used to treat certain types of cancer and leukaemia. It is also given to children before and after transplants and to treat some inflammatory conditions.This page explains what cyclophosphamide is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. Each person reacts differently to medicines, so your child will not necessarily suffer from every side effect mentioned. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
We all have medicines of some kind at home, some of which could be dangerous if taken incorrectly. Here Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains how to keep your medicines safe at home. You'll also find tips for keeping a well-stocked but safe medicine cabinet.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) was like a second home to Olivia growing up. Now aged 18, she had five operations to remove a brain tumour at the hospital. Read her real story to find out why she keeps in touch with GOSH, even now she is better.
As a neurology consultant group at GOSH we welcome the publication of the “Guidance on the use of cannabis‐based products for medicinal use in children and young people with epilepsy” by the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA), it is positive to have this framework in place.
New daily persistent headache (NDPH) is a type of persistent headache that starts suddenly and happens on a daily basis with migraine-like or tension-like features. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of NDPH and where to get help.
Cluster headache is a type of headache that involves repeated attacks of very severe pain on one side of the head. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of cluster headaches and where to get help.
Medication overuse headache (MOH) develops and gets worse with frequent use of any medication treatment for headache or migraine. It is also known as ‘rebound headache’. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of medication overuse headache and where to get help.
Paroxysmal hemicrania (PH) is a rare form of headache under the classification of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalagias (TACs). PH is a debilitating one-sided headache affecting the area around the eye. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the two types of PH with episodic paroxysmal hemicrania and chronic paroxysmal hemicrania and where to get help.