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i have a headache.

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Dr. Daniel Karr
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Eye Problems: Common ocular conditions may cause headaches. Focusing problems, nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism as well as the need for reading glasses are common causes of eye strain and headache.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Multiple additional: Eye problems mentioned, but sinus issues, migraine, tension ha's, hypertension, intracranial lesions, neck arthritis, thoracic outlet syndrome, giant cell arteritis, are additional causes of headaches. Perhaps this needs an evaluation?
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Benign: Unless you have some very specific features associated with a headache this is extremely unlikely to be anything serious.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grindgin, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Start with tylenol (acetaminophen): Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for mild to moderate headache; if no relief see your physician to get it checked out. If you do get relief only temporarily see your physician for this as well.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grindgin, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc., etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin/Advil, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms must be seen by a doctor.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grindgin, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
HEADACHE: Primary headaches are not associated with abnormality like migraine, cluster, tension.Secondary headaches are intracranial or extracranial disorders. For persistent headaches, consult a neurologist.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Headaches: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, eye strain, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management 11 years experience
Tension headaches: If its just a headache in your temples, top and back of the head, you probably have a tension type headache.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grindgin, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Vague: Need much more information- duration, location, cause, severity. If in doubt and if it has lasted for awhile, i would see a doctor and provide a thorough history and get a thorough exam.
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 26 years experience
Take your pick!: Brain tumor, sinusitis, multi-infarct dementia, transient ischemic attack, temporal arteritis, subarachnoid hemorrhage, lead poisoning, paresthesia, tmj, abcessed tooth or teeth, cracked tooth, eye strain, etc. In short, do not self diagnose, seek professional help as pain is usually a sign your body needs help. Most importantly, make sure the final diagnosis makes sense to you!
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
First diagnose!: I'm a little surprised at some of the answers. "Headache" is only a symptom. You cannot begin to know what to do until that symptom is evaluated to the point of diagnosis. Best is to see your doctor. If you don't want evaluation then at least you can begin by reading internet information on how to gather information about your headache. Don't make your own diagnosis! Good Rx req. diagnosis.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Options.: Headache pain is often relieved with medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories or acetominophen. If headaches are chronic or particulary severe - that would warrant medical evaluation.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Headaches: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, eye strain, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
A good check up: You need to go see your doctor and find out the cause of your headaches. Then he/she can give you appropriate medication. There are many good medicines to relieve your headache but the choice of right medicine depends on the cause of the headache...Which can be caused by tension, stress, migraines or vision probelms and occasionalkly by more serious probelms.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Headaches: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, eye strain, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Answer Why?: Once you know the why, you can start looking for the "prevention and treatment". Would always start with a good evaluation by a doctor, including blood pressure check, and a brain mri. May seem extreme, but that is what i would do.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatric Neurology 20 years experience
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Exactly as it sounds: A headache is precisely what it sounds like a pain in the head region. There are many reasons for a head ache. One could be due to migraines which are associated with blood vessels that pinch those nerves. Other times the headache can be from muscle tension in head or neck region. Sometimes even the cervical spine degeneration can cause headaches or even be associated with brain problems.
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL . Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Headache is any pain: above neck. May be related to process in head (sinusitis, tooth abcess, jaw arthritis, trauma, eye strain, etc) or related to more global process (meningitis, metabolic disturbances, viral infection, hangover, ice cream, etc.) Primary headaches (those without obvious secondary cause) are generally classified as migraine / tension / or cluster like. See International Headache Society website.
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Find the cause first: Need to find the cause first. Is it high blood pressure, tension, eye problems, sinus problems, migraine, tumor? So many causes. Once the cause is identified it can be treated. Meanwhile try tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Vague question but..: If you are having a "normal" headache with mild discomfort you can consider treating with an adult dose of motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) (assuming this is not conflicting with any other medical problems or medications you are taking). If it is "the worse headache of your life" or you are having any other symptoms (numbness, confusion, etc) seek medical care now.
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Perhaps!: Best Headache Meds A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone. http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Urgent Care 14 years experience
Headache: Did you try Tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Headache: It is when you experience pain in your head. It can be from many different causes, neurologic, vascular, muscular, etc. too many reasons to list.
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 44 years experience
HA: depending on your age, you can safely try tylenol or Ibuprofen/Aleve. Tylenol can be taken every 3-4 hrs, Motrin/Advil q 6 hrs and Aleve q 12 hrs. Ice to the area, no UV light exposure, no caffeine, better long sleep and reduce stresses. Sometimes, it can occur with periods with female teens, clusters common in men. See your MD or refer to neurologist if they worsen or progress with other symptom
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When to see a doctor: A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis. Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number if you're experiencing the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/headache/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050800
Dr. Philip Miller
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Requires examination: and blood testing: cannot be answered without a full medical evaluation.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
New onset: Headache needs detailed history, eye and neurology examination. PCP evaluation and management.
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Painkillers/ Hydrate: Try taking some Tylenol or Anti inflammatories. Ensure you're taking enough fluids. Try getting a good sleep. Stay away from bright lights and loud noises. If none of these help then you need to see a Dr to investigate the cause of the headache
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Best Headache Meds: A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone. http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Headache: AndreasB asked: I have a headache. What can I do against it? ANS: Find out the cause and treat it. See your health care team they know you best.
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Headache: Hi, Thank you for your question. Try over the counter anti-inflammatory medications. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M
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Analgesia: The first thing to do is take some analgesia. Go to a quiet dark room and lay down. If this does not help or you have fever, nausea, vomiting neck pain or blurred vision you will need to go to a hospital. Use your judgement on if you need more than home therapy.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pain inside skull: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent or weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms must be examined.
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
It is unfortunate: that you are experiencing headache however the evaluation and management of headache is much more involved than can be accomplished over the internet. You need to make an appointment with your health care provider for a thorough history and physical examination as well as some testing.
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When to see a doctor: A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis. Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number if you're experiencing the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/headache/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050800
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Tell us about it.: We would need to more information about your headache to help you determine a cause and treatment. Migraine? Sinus? Tension? Cluster? There are several types of headache, and they have different treatments and garner different levels of concern. How about a consult with one of us? We'd be happy to try to help.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
There are: numerous potential causes for headache. The most common type is a tension heaadache. Can you be more specific about the nature/character of your symptoms?
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Headache.: If it's a simple headache, they usually respond to a mild analgesic such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen and removal of any potential causes, like eyestrain or a hangover. If they are more frequent than that, you may need help from your doctor to determine what to do. Good luck.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Ur 1st in 27 years?: Is this headache unique or different from others you may have had in the past? Do you have migraines, sinus congestion, visual disturbance that has prompted this question? Have you not obtained adequate headache relief from OTC analgesics like Tylenol?
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Tell us about it.: We would need to more information about your headache to help you determine a cause and treatment. Migraine? Sinus? Tension? Cluster? There are several types of headache, and they have different treatments and garner different levels of concern. How about a consult with one of us? We'd be happy to try to help.
Dr. Julian Raffoul
Specializes in General Practice
Rest and hydrate: Headaches are very common. And depending on the type, simple OTC remedies exist. For example, tension-type headaches can be either episodic or chronic. Stress and mental tension are common triggers. Symptoms incl. dull, nonpulsatile, bilateral, constricting pain (not severe); pericranial tenderness is also common. Discuss with your PCP or visit an Urgent Care for evaluation if symptoms persist.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Several options...: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include acetaminophen, Motrin or Advil, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and other generic brands. An "awful" or an increasing headache, recurrent headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms must be evaluated.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin or Advil, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms must be checked.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pain inside skull: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent or weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms should be examined.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Some thoughts...: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent or weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms should be examined.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin or Advil, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms must be checked.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc. Over-the-counter drug options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache or one with other worrisome symptoms should be examined.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin or Advil, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms must be checked.
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
I agree with Dr. Kwok. You can also try peppermint essential oils (dab behind ears and or inhale/diffuser). It can be surprisingly effective for headaches if you prefer a non-pharmaceutical approach. Any atypical or severe or sudden onset headache that is unusual for you should absolutely be evaluated by your doctor to ensure it is not a life threatening condition.
May 21, 2018
Dr. Anderson Tsai
內科 - 糖尿病 9 years experience
Headache: Hi: A headache literally means having pain in your head. most common headaches includes tension headache or migraine headache, both can be painful but not serious. if you do have fever with headache, or nausea, blurry vision with headache, then you should be seen by a doctor immediately as that will be more serious.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Great answer Dr. Tsai!
Dec 18, 2018
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin or Advil, Aleve, Excedrin and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms should be checked.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc. Over-the-counter drug options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, Aleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache or one with other worrisome symptoms should be examined.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin or Advil, Aleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms must be checked.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin or Advil, Aleve, Excedrin and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms should be checked.
Dr. Philip Miller
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First- get examined: If not allergic zi always suggest alternating ibuprofen or Aleve with ztylenol Extra Srength; however, exam is required.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Be almost anything: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, Aleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent or weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms should be examined.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin or Advil, Aleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms must be checked.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Using this site: You get the most from this site when you provide adequate background information before asking a clear related question. Following a statement with a question mark is too vague for a doc to form a focused answer in the limited space allowed. Things like duration of issue, how it comes on, where it is sensed, what seems to help/not all help bring the possible causes/rx into focus.You can start over
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin or Advil, Aleve, Excedrin and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms should be checked.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc. Some people find help with over-the-counter drug options like Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve, Excedrin, etc... A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms should be examined by one's doctor.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work. OTC drug options include Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, etc... A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other symptoms (as in this case: skin rashes and pain, obesity, smoking) should be evaluated in-person by one's doctor.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Can call Dr on video: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Temporarily relief options include OTC Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Excedrin or their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms should be checked.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Sorry to hear it...: ... how can we help ?
Dr. Ramatsobane Martha Ledwaba
Specializes in
Sorry!!: Please give us more details on your headache? Remember,a headache is usually a symptom of a bigger problem. Where is the headache? and How long have you had the headache. What makes it worse? Are you taking any other chronic meds or over the counter meds? Do you have a problem of sinuses?
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin or Advil, Aleve, Excedrin and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms should be checked.

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Several options: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin/advil, alleve, excedrinmigraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms must be seen by a doctor!
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