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I am experiencing headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (quality: dull or aching sensation) (side: front) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: altered sleep pattern) (severity: moderate) (occurred: > 3 hours) , fever (better

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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 treatments 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 checked.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Worthwhile to confirm cause especially migraines as medication exists to abort and prevent events successfully Neurologists are trained to handle such challenges

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