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i have a headache what need to do?

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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Call doctor: See my headache guide. Most headaches not serious. However, first your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes i suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions.
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
Depends on details: 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.

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Hi. I need to talk to a doctor about a headache I'm having.

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Headache: You should first consider a visit to a Pharmacy and get their opinion about the benefit of a medicine for you. If they are comfortable with this relax a bit more. If the Pharmacist thinks you have a bigger problem you MUST see your doctor as soon as possible. Hope all goes well!
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Just need some advice with an ongoing headache ?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Headache: Headaches can be broadly categorized as tension or vascular headache such as migraines. Etiology of headaches can be infectious or inflammatory or associated with a blood vessel abnormality. A sudden onset of "worst headache of life" should be seen. Headache evaluation starts with a good conversation. There are a number of competent doctors on the HalthTap network who you could connect with.
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A 27-year-old male asked:

I have a headache, what do I need to do now?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on details: 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 (ibuprofen), Aleve, Excedrin, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent or weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms should be examined.

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