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I want to know what is the difference between migraines and headaches?

I want to know what is the difference between migraines and headaches?

Flavor of headache : Migraine is a flavor of headache. They are usually severe and debilitating with other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound and activity making them worse. See www.Achenet.Org for more details. ...Read more

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 is the difference between migraine headache and acute cephalgia?

What is the difference between migraine headache and acute cephalgia?

See below: Acute cephalosporin means new and recent onset of literally head pain cephalgia migraine headaches are severe should have a prodrug visual disturbances photophobia severe head ache migraine is a vascular headache with other visual symptoms many people used gradine i appropriately for any severe head school the most common cause of headache is still muscular tension. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between a migraine headache and a sinus headache?

I want to know what is the difference between a migraine headache and a sinus headache?

Big difference!: Migraine headaches are much more severe and typically affect one half of you head, mostly located above your eyes or in the side of the head(temple area). They often make you sensitive to light and sound that you would want to run and hide in the dark trying to sleep. Sinus headache is located around the nose(sinuses are connected with nose) and they often occur along with a head cold/runny nose. ...Read more

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What are the differences between migraine and cluster headaches?

What are the differences between migraine and cluster headaches?

Good question: The honest answer is that we don't fully know, although they are both due to inflation of the lining of the brain. One, cluster headaches, occurs only behind the eye in a region called the cavernous sinus. In migraine, inflammation occurs throughout the lining of the brain. Clusters always occur in one side and cause tearing and redness of the eye. Clusters occur mainly in middle age men. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a migraine and a headache?

What is the difference between a migraine and a headache?

Associated symptoms: Migraines are a particular type of headache. A typical migraine is characterized by throbbing pain on one side of the head, associated with nausea and sensitivity to light, worse with activity and better with rest. They are sometimes, but not always, preceded by an aura (e.g. Flashing lights in the vision). Some migraines are accompanied by focal symptoms and look very much like a stroke. ...Read more

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What's the biggest difference between a migraine and sinus headache? I've had this headache in my eye brows and sockets since the dust storm yesterday

What's the biggest difference between a migraine and sinus headache? I've had this headache in my eye brows and sockets since the dust storm yesterday

Nasal symptoms: Sinusitis has nasal symptoms (congestion, drainage, pressure/pain) that accompany it. There is a high rate of misdiagnosis and the only way to truly diagnose sinusitis is with a CT scan. ...Read more

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What is the difference between migraines, cluster and tension headaches? Thanks

What is the difference between migraines, cluster and tension headaches? Thanks

Migraines - familial: Both migraine and cluster headaches run in the family, and both are related to changes in blood vessels going to the head. Migraines may start in childhood, while cluster headaches are suffered by adults. Cluster headaches are almost always limited to one side of head, and are usually much more severe, and last for many days while migraines last for hours. Tension headaches come from muscles. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between headache and migraine ?

I want to know what is the difference between headache and migraine ?

Migraine is headache: Headache is a general term for pain in the head. There are many causes of headache. Also, there are many types of headaches, one of which is migraine , a common type of headache syndrome with distinct features of a typical duration, characteristic and associated symptoms relieved with certain medication types. There is usually a known family history for migraine. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic difference between a headache and a migraine? How do you know a headache is a migraine? What is the key clue to a migraine?

What is the diagnostic difference between a headache and a migraine? How do you know a headache is a migraine? What is the key clue to a migraine?

Pattern/course: Migraine are severe intermittent headaches lasting 4 to 72 hours, sometimes unilateral, throbbing, with nausea. There is usually a family histiory and specific trigger factors such as type of food and drink, hunger, smells, lack of sleep etc. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more