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Treating Cluster Headaches
None: Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute for 15 minutes and subcutaneous injection of sumatriptan. The management of episodic and chronic tth consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
Home remedy for TTH: Tension type headaches (also known as stress headaches) are the most common of headaches. Essential oils are highly effective as an adjunctive in treating tth. You also can use peppermint oil. However, successful therapy is achieved by treating the source of pain, not the site of pain. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you suggest some essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?
Oils : Frankly none. Its not evidence based. You can use any oil. ...Read more
Need effective meds: Sorry you have these most terrible headaches for which typical pain medication - even narcotics, are completely ineffective. Good news is the right medications (sumatriptan, oxygen, Lidocaine in the nose) rapidly turn a cluster headache off once it starts, and that many strategies for prevention of headaches are also successful. Key is accurate diagnosis + compassionate treatment by an expert md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below:: Unlike migraine and tension headache, cluster headache generally isn't associated with triggers, such as foods, hormonal changes or stress. But once a cluster period begins, consumption of any alcohol can quickly trigger a splitting headache. The exact cause of cluster headaches is unknown, but abnormalities in the hypothalamus likely play a role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below:: Severe or very severe unilateral orbital, supraorbital and/or temporal pain lasting 15-180 minutes if untreated headache assoc. W/at least 1 of the following: ipsilateral--conjunctival injection and/or lacrimation;nasal congestion and/or rhinorrhoea; eyelid edema; forehead and facial sweating; miosis and/or ptosis; sense of restlessness or agitation. Occurs: 1 every other day-8/day. No other probs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cluster headache: Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Because of the intense pain, cluster patients often pace the floor or bang their heads during headache episodes while rubbing or holding the painful site in any attempt to distract themselves from the pain. They are agitated and restless in contrast to a migraineur who prefers to lie down, usually in a darkened room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a specialist: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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