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I want to research about headache?

I want to research about headache?

Yes. Yes you do.: 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 ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Can thinking about headaches cause them?

Can thinking about headaches cause them?

I believe so: The idea of psychosomatic reactions, or physiologic responses to thoughts, feelings, or concerns, is definitely a possibility. Being stressed and worried about getting a headache probably could lend itself to the development of a headache. ...Read more

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When should I be concerned about headaches?

When should I be concerned about headaches?

Worst of life: A good rule of thumb is if it is the worst headache of your life. Also a headache with associated loss of mental function or one that wakes you up in the middle of the night. ...Read more

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Help i'm very worried about headache pains, could it be serious?

Help i'm very worried about headache pains, could it be serious?

Don't worry: Worry has never cured a headache. It all depends on the kind of pain (dull or sharp), the specific location, what triggered it, and how long it lasts. Your doctor is the person to help you decide if it's serious, and what to do. If it's stress-caused, a psychologist can teach you to reduce stress and to control the pain. ...Read more

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What can you do about headaches if you have already taken medicine?

What can you do about headaches if you have already taken medicine?

Quiet dark room: Neck massager / cold compresses to next/ lay down in quiet dark room and try to rest and relax. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about headache without the pain or is this not a headache?

Can you tell me about headache without the pain or is this not a headache?

Migraine: Migraine is not all headaches. It is a complex constellation of events including sensory abnormalities, motor weakness, behavioral changes, vision disturbances, confusion, alternating hemiplegia, all can occur without headaches. ...Read more

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What can I do about headaches that cause vision changes?

What can I do about headaches that cause vision changes?

Get evaluated: This can be from high blood pressure, tension headaches, or migraines for example. These are treatable conditions but an evaluation with an ophthalmologist is important to diagnosis your condition and rule out more serious issues. ...Read more

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I have a five year old who's complaining about headaches what should I do?

I have a five year old who's  complaining about headaches what should I do?

Call pediatrician: Headaches in 5 year olds are not terribly common. I'd call your pediatrician. In the meantime, try to keep a headache diary-when they happen, what was going on when it started, how long it lasted, what made it better or worse. Also, take note of any other symptoms at the time of the headache-nausea, vision change, light/noise sensitivity, nasal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there anything that I can about headaches at 3 months pregnant?

Is there anything that I can about headaches at 3 months pregnant?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) or generic Acetaminophen is the safest pain reliever for pregnant women. Only take it when headache is unbearable and do not take more than 3000 mg in a day. Try slow deep breathing meditation or relax in a dark quiet room if possible. ...Read more