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Can coughing make tension headaches worse? i had a headache for a couple hrs, then after coughing it hurt much worse. slept & pain has decreased.

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Yes: Cough can make tension headaches worse. It is a good sign that sleep helped. Use a hot pack on the back of your neck and hot showers to the area of pain. Read this: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000421.htm

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