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What is the definition or description of: headache?

What is the definition or description of: headache?

Headache: Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary such as organic causes. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: morning headache?

What is the definition or description of: morning headache?

Typical pattern: For some migraine headache presentations. That is, the headache commences in the early am hrs, and the patient awakens with a typical migraine attack, with unilateral throbbing, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise.
These are tough to stop once ongoing and prevention works best to stop this variety. ...Read more

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What is in the definition of cluster headache?

What is in the definition of cluster headache?

Cluster headache: It may occur every day, about the same time, for days, then go away for weeks. It is a “cluster” of attacks. It lasts for hours. It occurs around or behind one eye. It is sharp, it is painful, and it is often associated with the shedding of tears from that eye, or nasal stuffiness on one side, drooping of the eyelid, and sometimes redness of the affected eye. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tension headache?

What is the definition or description of: Tension headache?

Tension headache: A tension headache can present with pressure on the back, sides or front of the head (or it can cause a complete circle of pain & pressure). The pain is usually mild to moderate, dull +& accompanied by tender neck, shoulder or head muscles. It is often treated with nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory medications or acetomenophen, or with similar medications that include either a sedative or caffeine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vascular headache?

What is the definition or description of: Vascular headache?

Vascular headache: Vascular headache = head pain due to abnormal function of brain's blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sudden severe headache?

What is the definition or description of: Sudden severe headache?

Sudden headache: This can be an ice pick headache, cluster headache, or can be due to something more serious like a ruptured aneurysm. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: headache and fever?

What is the definition or description of: headache and fever?

Potentially a risk: Fever can be associated with headache, but fever, headache, and stiff neck might be associated with meningitis. So, nonspecific signs, clustered together may lead a clinician to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm having mild headache. I don't know what to do?

I'm having mild headache. I don't know what to do?

Common Complaint: Headaches are extremely common (50-75% of adults reported headache in the last year) and usually are not dangerous.

First try the following
- have a glass of water
- take some paracetamol and/or ibuprofen
- lie down and rest for 30 mins

Check this link for more serious signs of headache:
http://www. Healthline. Com/health/headache-warning-signs#Overview1 ...Read more

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Mild, recurring headaches - should I worry more about them?

Mild, recurring headaches - should I worry more about them?

Concern yes, worry no: Any recurring headache should be addressed with your physician however if it is mild I would the worrying to your doctor until a correct diagnosis is made. Usually this can be done quickly and easily with little diagnostics and treatment. The key is do not ignore it and let it linger. Listen to your body! ...Read more

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I have had a mild headache. It dosent hurt but it won't go away. What can I do?

I have had a mild headache. It dosent hurt but it won't go away. What can I do?

Constant mild HA: What you should do depends on whether you have a known headache disorder or if this is a new headache. If new, see your doctor. If no new but more chronic, should assess for triggers like sleep problems, stress, neck issues, jaw, teeth or sinus issues and if not explained, see a headache specialist if your doctor cannot solve. ...Read more

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23yo female why do I always get a mild headache only on a nighttime no other symtoms?

23yo female why do I always get a mild headache only on a nighttime no other symtoms?

Tension headache?: Night time headaches may occur with tension headache, a kind of headache that is very common after looking at a screen during the day. It is felt that sore muscles in the back of the neck cause pain and throbbing in the back of the head, sometimes this radiates to the top of the head on both sides. ...Read more

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What could cause a very mild headache in a 23yo female most days doesn't get worse no ther symptoms?

What could cause a very mild headache in a 23yo female most days doesn't get worse no ther symptoms?

Headaches: The most common causes of headaches are tension and migraine type headaches. For a young lady, migraine may be slightly more common. This would cause throbbing or pulsating on one side of the head, associated with nausea or sensitivity to light. ...Read more

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I have a headache for 4 days now, pain is mild but I still can't get out of it, what can I do to stop it?

I have a headache for 4 days now, pain is mild but I still can't get out of it, what can I do to stop it?

Get evaluated: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take medicine for every small pain like headache etc if mild or is it suggestible to fight with it?

Is it advisable to take medicine for every small pain like headache etc if mild or is it suggestible to fight with it?

Pain is our body's: Way of letting us know something is wrong. Minor pains that subside and don't recur are easy to simply rest and ignore till they recede. If however, they are recurring you may want to talk to a doctor. Since everyone's sense of pain and pain threshold is different, don't be a martyr and take care of yourself by finding out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Always suffering mild headache and sometimes severe. I feel the headache is mainly on the right side. What could this possibly be. Please advice.

Always suffering mild headache and sometimes severe. I feel the headache is mainly on the right side. What could this possibly be. Please advice.

Keep a headache log: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. It would be helpful for you to keep a headache calendar by noting down the frequency, duration, location, characteristics, and intensity of your headaches, along with associated symptoms. Take the headache calendar with you to your primary care physician for dicussion. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a mild headache?

What is the best cure for a mild headache?

Mild headache: Usually it will get better with tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin or naptosyn. ...Read more

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Why do I get mild headaches at the end of the night?

Why do I get mild headaches at the end of the night?

Maybe high, maybe lo: Some possibilities are--low blood sugar, high blood pressure, eye strain, sleep deprivation, caffeine withdrawal, medication effects. Analyze your habits and see if any pattern is present. If you have neurological symptoms beside pain, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Why do I get these very mild headaches around lunchtime?

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Why do I get these very mild headaches around lunchtime?

Headache: Agree with dr. Pillard. If headache occuring same time, most likely it is related to something you're taking or doing same time every night. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to suffer from mild cluster headaches?

Can it be possible for you to suffer from mild cluster headaches?

Yes but usually not: Mild as cluster migraines are some of the most painful conditions known to man. You could experience headaches in clusters which sounds more likely. Try to see if you can find any triggers and pay attention to any associated symptoms before seeing your doctor. Merry christmas and happy new year! ...Read more

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Mild-ish frequent headaches that last only a few seconds. Is this serious?

Hard to Say: A lot depends on the quality, location, and association with any neurological symptoms. Certainly if there are associated neurological problems like blurred or double vision, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, weakness or numbness--these would be serious. If the headaches increase in frequency or duration, that would be serous. Perhaps a formal evaluation by a neurologist might help to sort things out. ...Read more

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If you suffer from mild cluster headaches, what would be your best options?

If you suffer from mild cluster headaches, what would be your best options?

Cluster headache: Is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. Sometimes, both methods are indicated in the same patient. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil. ...Read more

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23yo female very mild headache all day everyday doesn't get wors. No other symptoms?

23yo female very mild headache all day everyday doesn't get wors. No other symptoms?

Doctor: Persistent headache is always something I recommend examined and assessed by a physician. I think this will provide you with the best answers for your problems. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I've been getting what feels like a mild headache every day for the past month. What could it be?

I've been getting what feels like a mild headache every day for the past month. What could it be?

Tension headach: More history
Time of day am, pm
What areas are affected -- forehead, around eyes, back of neck. Both left and right side?
Have you taken any over the counter medication (OTC's)
Tylenol, Advil, Aleve (naproxen)? If so did it relive the headache?
How is you vision? Do you need glasses or or change current glasses proscription. Eye strain can cause tension headache.
See your doctor ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 17 and yesterday I got hit on the side of my head with a basketball. Now I have a mild headache. What should I do?

Hi. I'm 17 and yesterday I got hit on the side of my head with a basketball. Now I have a mild headache. What should I do?

Possible concussion: Sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or difficulty walking. > ...Read more

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