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Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,526 doctors shared insights

Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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What influenza- treatment, prevention and control?

What influenza- treatment, prevention and control?

Can't fit into 400: characters.If you have Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. Can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness ...Read more

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What's effective treatment for cluster headaches?

What's effective treatment for cluster headaches?

Sumatriptan + Oxygen: Cluster headaches are 6-12 week episodes of frequent, incredibly painful headaches that each last approximately 45 minutes. First goal is to stop the pain of any headache that begins - this can be done with 100% inhaled oxygen or sumatriptan injections. Second goal is interruption the episode of the. Possible meds are verapamil, topiramate, depakote, prednisone, lithium. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the most effective medicine for migraine and the best treatment for migraine?

What is the most effective medicine for migraine and the best treatment for migraine?

Older medicines: The ones usually given are the tryptans. They are expensive and also dangerous with regard to serious effects of vasoconstriction. A multi center study of emergency room treatment of migraine revealed the superiority of phenothiazine–antihistamines such as Phenergan (promethazine) and Compazine. 1 antinausea dose tab at onset, repeat in ½ hr if needed. Repeat sequence 2 hrs from 1st dose. ...Read more

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Treatment for migraine with aura?

Treatment for migraine with aura?

Migraine w/ aura: Migraine w/ aura. Treatment depends on frequency. Will need acute treatment. If 2 or more per month, preventative medicine or measures recommended. this is idea consult case for health tap -happy to help you w/15 minute consult. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for hemiplegic migraines?

What's the best treatment for hemiplegic migraines?

Migraine management: Once a diagnosis of hemiplegic migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See your GP for evaluation and professional migraine management. ...Read more

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Is erp(exposure and response prevention) and effective treatment for ocd?

Is erp(exposure and response prevention) and effective treatment for ocd?

Yes: It is a very effective treatment that avoids medications. It is a bit tough at first, but the learning from it actually is more helpful than medications. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for migraine headaches?

What is the best treatment for migraine headaches?

Depends: It depends upon how often you have them. If they are only occasional then drugs like imitrex (sumatriptan) are very good at preventing a migraine if you take it very early at onset of a headache. if the headaches are very frequent then a preventive medication may be more helpful if taken every day. There are several classes of medicines to prevent migraines. Your doctor can help you decide if that is needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hemiplegic migraine?

What is the treatment for hemiplegic migraine?

Prophylaxis: Unfortunately, the mainstay of abortive treatment (the triptans) carries a theoretical risk of stroke in patients with hemiplegic migraine. While some studies suggest they might be safe, few patients or doctors are willing to take the risk. If nsaids are not effective abortives for your headache, prophylactic treatment to prevent the headaches in the first place should be strongly considered. ...Read 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 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 the best treatment for cluster headaches?

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What is the best treatment for cluster headaches?

Cluster headache: 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 or sumatriptan or DHE. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil. ...Read more

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Treatment for headaches?

Treatment for headaches?

Medications : Preventive medications (anti-hypertensives and anti depressants )probably work the best. You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging your temples, meditation and green tea. Relaxation therapy, biofeedback, meditation and exercise have also shown to help. ...Read more

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What are the preventative measures for migraine?

What are the preventative measures for migraine?

Prevent migraines: There are many things one can do to help decrease their headaches. Good sleep, good nutrition, stress management, and exercise are a few. Also, avoiding know triggers such as alcohol, aged cheeses, etc can help. Its important to work with your doctor to find the best approach for you. ...Read more

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Treatment and prevention of fixed drug eruption(fde)?

Treatment and prevention of fixed drug eruption(fde)?

Drug avoidance and : Symptomatic treatment. Prevention is obviously by avoiding the offending drug. Usually alternatives are available. Treatment is for control of symptoms. See this site for more information in this issue. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1336702-overview. ...Read more

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What kind of pain medications are most effective for migraines and cluster headaches?

What kind of pain medications are most effective for migraines and cluster headaches?

Triptans are good: But you need to see a neurologist to help you best. There are also headache clinics in some major cities where you can get specialized treatment. ...Read more

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What are some migraine prevention meds?

What are some migraine prevention meds?

Agree with Dr Ho: Although there are several prescription items, my patients seem to favor otc preps, and many like the success of butterbur, also riboflavin, coq-10, feverfew, magnesium. Botox does work, acupuncture might help. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more