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A 37-year-old female asked:

For the past few days i have had a mild headache. i don't have a fever but feel cold off and on. mild stiffness in cervical spine. any suggestions?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Hmmm....: 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.
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