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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Overview)

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 last for several days.


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What causes a headache?

What causes a headache?

Many things: Depending on symptoms, headaches can be caused by different things, as benign as stress, cold, low blood sugar to as dangerous as tumors, brain infections or bleeding in a head. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
4,296 Doctors shared insights

Headache (Overview)

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 last for several days.


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What tests are done for people with migraine headaches?

What tests are done for people with migraine headaches?

Usually none: But of it the first or most severe headache of your life an MRI or ctigjt be ordered. ...Read more

Dr. Lonna Larsh Dr. Larsh
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Headache (Tip)

To avoid headache; keep life simple, get plenty sleep; water is so good! ...See more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
Hourly
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
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Watch for food reactions
Daily
See your dentist about headaches to ensure they are not related to dental issues
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What are good treatments or prevention for headaches?

What are good treatments or prevention for headaches?

Two approaches: At onset of headache, could take a triptan, available via pill, nasal spray, or injection, and headache usually gone by 2 hours. Prevent with such drugs as depakote, topirimate, or otc preps such as butterbur, riboflavin, magnesium, co-q-10. Maybe botox. Talk to your doctor and devise your strategy. ...Read more

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What is a headache?

What is a headache?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus, migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. Com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

Dr. Brian Broker Dr. Broker
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Headache (Tip)

Try afrin nasal spray to relieve a headache with a stuffy nose. ...See more

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What cause headache?

What cause headache?

Many many reasons: See photo for some reasons. Most common are benign. Reasons can be illnesses that affect your body to local diseases such as sinus, or teeth. Most are not serious. I suggest a consult with a physician. ...Read more

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What does these systoms mean headaches, lower back, pain in abdom, pain pressure in pelvic, frequent urination, and cramps..

What does these systoms mean headaches, lower back, pain in abdom, pain pressure in pelvic, frequent urination, and cramps..

So: So far, these are general symptoms. Sexually active female? Unprotected sex? Symptoms for how long? Pain with urination? Strong urge to urinate? How long ago was last period? Fever? Change in bowel movements? ...Read more

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Headache (Tip)

A decongestant nasal spray can relieve a headache if caused by nasal crowding syndrome. ...See more

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I get massive headaches with twitchy eyes. Is this treatable?

I get massive headaches with twitchy eyes. Is this treatable?

See your doctor: Headaches that are so uncomfortable as to be massively painful should be evaluated. The twitching eyes may be associated with the headaches or a result of them. Either way, this should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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What treats headaches?

What treats headaches?

Depends on cause: Need to know if it is migraine, tension, intracranial pressure, arteritis, hydrocephalus. If migraine, meds to prevent headaches can be employed, and triptans can stop a headache if take in time. Check with your doctor, as likely all can be readily addressed. ...Read more

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Headache (Tip)

Ask abouit headache triggers, non medicinal treatments and the relationship of mood to headache. ...See more

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How are migraine headaches treated?

How are migraine headaches treated?

Various ways: Some respond just to rest in a quiet place, other also with addition of ice to the head in various spots, some with pressure applied to the temples, gently to closed eyes, or to several spots in this back of the neck or head. Some to gentle pulling of the hair. Others need medication. Taking 3 excedrine when you know you are getting the migraine might abort it. Others need tryptans. ...Read more

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How effective is botox in treating headache?

How effective is botox in treating headache?

Depends: Some types of headaches can be responsive to botox. Be aware that headaches have a variety of sources and should be investigated by a physician. ...Read more

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Headache (Tip)

Check if you have a TMJ muscle dysfunction causing this headache pain. ...See more

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Best treatment for headaches?

Depends on the cause: First you need a diagnosis of the cause. Headaches (has) can be caused by muscle tension, migraines, tumors, infections, etc. Once you know the cause, it's easier to determine a treatment.

Ex: many has diagnosed as recurrent 'tension' has are actually due to treatable problems in the neck, head bones, upper back, ribs, etc. An osteopathic dr. (unlike most md's) can diagnose & treat these causes. ...Read more

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What are some non-drug ways treatments for a headache?

What are some non-drug ways treatments for a headache?

Calm: It all depends on the cause of the headache. Most headaches respond well to relaxation, quiet and low light environment. Light massage (accupressure) can also be of benefit. If your headache is chronic or much more severe than usual, you should contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Headache (Tip)

The sooner you take your migraine med the more likely it is to abort the headache. ...See more

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What are some ways to cure headaches?

What are some ways to cure headaches?

Calm: It all depends on the cause of the headache. Most headaches respond well to relaxation, quiet and low light environment. Light massage (accupressure) can also be of benefit. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works well for most people if taken as directed. If your headache is chronic or much more severe than usual, you should contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of headaches?

What are some ways to get rid of headaches?

See your doctor: Headaches can be tricky. I think a headache journal is an excellent idea. Most of the meds we think are good for headache are not good for headache, even the triptans, designed for migriane can excerbate migriane. The best thing to do is see a doctor who specalizes in headaches. ...Read more

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Headache (Tip)

Make sure your blood pressure is checked. High blood pressure can sometimes cause headache. ...See more

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Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches? .

Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches? .

Yes, potentially: If one looks in pdr, one would think that all drugs could cause headaches, but some are more often the culprits. Watch out for female hormonal agents, medicines used for blood pressure control, items to control thyroid fnctn, some ms and anti-epileptic drugs, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Can uribel tablets cause headaches?

Can uribel tablets cause headaches?

Possible: It is known to cause dizziness and visual disturbances. Could also be causing headaches. If you are getting headaches ever since starting the medication, I would probably discontinue and ask your pcp for an alternative. ...Read more

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Headache (Tip)

Avoid consuming vegetable oils like soy & canola - these can trigger your headaches. ...See more

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Muscles which are covering my throat (wind pipe) hurts a lot since last 4 years. Sometimes they also trigger headache. What it is?

Muscles which are covering my throat (wind pipe) hurts a lot since last 4 years. Sometimes they also trigger headache. What it is?

Chronic infection: Such as chronic thyroid inflammation or other local low grade infection needs to be considered. Also neck cancer, cervical spine problems, muscle disease must be in the differential. This needs medical attention. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevents headaches?

What can I do to help prevents headaches?

Depends on cause.: It depends on the cause of the headaches, since different causes require different treatments; so if you haven't been seen by your doctor, you should. In addition, for almost any type of headache, eating a balanced diet, not skipping meals, and getting plenty of sleep are important. ...Read more

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Headache (Tip)

What are some non-drug alternatives that I can use to reduce my headaches? ...See more

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What is the best way to avoid headache?

What is the best way to avoid headache?

Avoid cause.: Most patients learn which things trigger their headaches. Obviously if you avoid them you won't get them. Most common headache is tensional, caused by daily stressors sometimes unavoidable. Migraines are caused by hundreds of things from strawberries, nuts, alcohol, especially beer and red wine, aged cheeses; chocolate; aspartame; overuse of caffeine; monosodium glutamate http://www. Mayoclinic. Com. ...Read more

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What can I do for a child who gets headaches from spinning in dance class? Is there something she can do to avoid this from happening?

What can I do for a child who gets headaches from spinning in dance class? Is there something she can do to avoid this from happening?

Learn to spot: Dancers keep from getting dizzy by learning to 'spot'. This is a technique where the eyes are focused forward for as long as possible during a spin, then rapidly turning the head to focus in the original spot. Ask her dance teacher to work on this with her, and consider having a visual acuity exam with an optometrist. ...Read more

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