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Best tips for headache s ?

Best tips for headache s ?

Headache diary: The best all-around tip for headaches is a headache diary. This includes the timing and severity of your headaches, what you were doing prior to, etc. Also important is what you do for them and whether it works. Here's a helpful link to get you started. http://www.headaches.org/for_professionals/headache_diary. ...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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What can I do with headache s ?

What can I do with headache s ?

Needs attention: Headaches are a common but often benign problem. However, persistant symptoms do require evaluation. This is especially so when the problem is of recent onset, represents a change from a usual pattern or is associated with other symptoms like blurred vision or disruption of sleep. You should discuss the problem and its history with your doctor to determine what tests and treatment are needed. ...Read more

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What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

Could be anything: Anyehere from simple tension headaches to a tumor in the brain. Most often it could be a migraine. If severe and too frequent please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Since 8.12.14 ive been getting headaches that no med or amount seems to help. Dr.s don't know. I wake up with them being the worst. Suggestions?

Since 8.12.14 ive been getting headaches that no med or amount seems to help. Dr.s don't know. I wake up with them being the worst. Suggestions?

Imaging: Hi, has any kind of brain imaging like CT scan or MRI has been done? Do you have any other symptoms with ur headache, like change in ur vision, nausea/vomiting, vertigo/dizziness, fever, neck stiffness? Has anyone looked at back of your eyes and the optic nerve? ...Read more

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I have headache for the past 2 days and y s it? What is the reason behind it?

I have headache for the past 2 days and y s it? What is the reason behind it?

Many possibilities: Hard to say without knowing more. Some of the following are important to know: are you otherwise sick (could be just a virus), do you have any chronic illnesses (an exacerbation of any chronic illness could cause a headache), where is the pain in the head, what is the quality of the pain, do you have nausea, does light bother you (maybe it's a migraine) are you stressed? Sleep an issue? Eating? ...Read more

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11-year old having 4+ headaches a week and yesterday started having trouble saying S's. Should I be concerned?

Possibly: Are you the parent of the 11yo? You should take him/her to his/her doctor ASAP. If he/she doesn't have a physician, take him/her to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Please suggest the best OTC medicine(s) for sinus symptoms management(esp. the headache) and can be used regularly.

Please suggest the best OTC medicine(s) for sinus symptoms management(esp. the headache) and can be used regularly.

OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia. u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more

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I have a headache.

I have a headache.

Multiple additional: Eye problems mentioned, but sinus issues, migraine, tension ha's, hypertension, intracranial lesions, neck arthritis, thoracic outlet syndrome, giant cell arteritis, are additional causes of headaches. Perhaps this needs an evaluation? ...Read more

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I have a headache?

I have a headache?

Start with tylenol (acetaminophen): Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for mild to moderate headache; if no relief see your physician to get it checked out. If you do get relief only temporarily see your physician for this as well. ...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

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