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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

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 nausea, headaches, and migranes?

What is the difference between nausea, headaches, and migranes?

Migraine: Is idiopathic recurring headache disorder. Headache has unilateral throbbing pain accompanied with sensitivity to light, noise and nausea vomiting. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for professional diagnosis and management. ...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 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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What is the difference between a typical stress headache and a migraine (not the difference between symptoms)?

What is the difference between a typical stress headache and a migraine (not the difference between symptoms)?

Specific type : Migraine describes a specific type of headache that gives very specific type of symptoms. Visit www.Neurosciencemyths.Com to learn about migraines and the right treatment to get rid of those headaches. Other headaches could be due to tension, neck pain , sinus infections eye problems just to name a few things. ...Read more

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What is the connection between banadryl and migraine?

What is the connection between banadryl and migraine?

NOT USUALLY: I am not fully aware of any connection between Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and migraine, other than a relationship btwn allergic rhinitis in migraine sufferers and then ingestion of antihistamines for relief. Most meds seem to be associated with headaches due to frequency of headaches, and perhaps this explains some of the data. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a tension headache and a vascular headache?

What is the difference between a tension headache and a vascular headache?

Vascular headache?: A vascular headache is an outdated definition to describe certain types of headache which were thought to be related to blood vessel dilation or contraction. Tension headache is a primary headache and many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice. See your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dizziness and vertigo?

What is the difference between dizziness and vertigo?

Motion: It should be clear that dizziness and vertigo are symptoms not diagnoses. Most people come to my clinic complaining of dizziness and it can mean many things: spinning, imbalance, lightheadedness... Dizzy is defined as the feeling of spinning. Vertigo is the subjective feeling if motion such as spinning, waves, etc. It really takes a discussion to interpret what someone is feeling. ...Read more

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What is the differencr between cluster headaches and trigemenial newralgia.?

What is the differencr between cluster headaches and trigemenial newralgia.?

Cluster & TN: Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Trigeminal neuralgia is a unique neuropathic pain problem. The cluster is sometimes mistaken for trigeminal neuralgia because they have similar symptoms, but also a number of differences between the two. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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Headache vs migraine, what is the difference?

Headache vs migraine, what is the difference?

Big difference: Although recurrent headaches are the mainstay of migraine, a migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache.A migrainous attack can be divided into four separate phases: the prodrome, the aura, the headache itself and the postdrome.("washed-out" feeling.. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a regular head ache and a migraine?

What is the difference between a regular head ache and a migraine?

MIGRAINES: Migraine headaches are associated with aura and visual disturbances.It is severe, throbbing, triggers are drinking red wine, insomnia, weather changes, hormonal factors and head trauma.Regular headaches are easily relieved by otc rx. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a migeane and sinus headache?

Whats the difference between a migeane and sinus headache?

Headaches: Migraine headaches are normally one sided and caused by spasm of arteries supplying that part of brain. On the other hand sinus headaches are caused by congestion and infection of sinuses. Migraine headaches are treated with medications help relax those arterial spasms and sinus headaches are treated with decongestants and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is difference between aura for migraine and seizure?

What is difference between aura for migraine and seizure?

Headache: Aura in migraine is usually followed by headache. Significant throbbing headache is unusual in epilepsy. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a migrane and a headache?

What's the difference between a migrane and a headache?

A type of headache: Migraine is a type of headache, is usually throbbing, unilateral, associated with photophobia, phonophobia, vomiting, diarrhea, sensory symptoms and occasionally motor and visual symptoms. Migraines are more common in women than men, and can have food or liquid triggers. Many people call severe headaches migraine even if they have none of the characteristics of migraine. Both types are treatable. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dizziness and drowsiness?

What is the difference between dizziness and drowsiness?

Sleepy or unsteady: Dizziness is either a sensation of spinning, or a sensation of head feeling light or faint. Drowsiness means falling asleep easily. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neuralgia and causalgia symptoms?

What is the difference between neuralgia and causalgia symptoms?

They are the same.: Neuralgia, means “sick nerves”. Causagia is an old medical description for burning pain from nerve damage. Both refer to symptoms secondary to damaged nerves. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cold and cataarh/?

What is the difference between cold and cataarh/?

Symptom of: Catarrhal is the mucosal inflammation or condition of mucus draining from the nose...It is a common symptom of a cold or upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between meningitis and the flu?

What is the difference between meningitis and the flu?

Meningitis: Meningitis is an infection in the brain. It can be caused by various things like bacteria and viruses. The flu is caused by a virus and it can cause multiple types of illnesses and symptoms including sore throats, aches and pains, vomiting, diarrhea. Meningitis and the flu are very different, but it's best to get checked by your doctor if your symptoms are concerning. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a bad headache and a migraine?

What's the difference between a bad headache and a migraine?

Symptoms: Migraines often are accompanied by GI upset, nausea and or vomiting, there can be visual disturbances and often oversensitivity to sound and light, but there are more unusual migraines that can also cause psychiatric symptoms, blindness in part of vision, blood pressure changes etc. Migraines are usually more deblitating and may respond to different types of meds for different people. ...Read more

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What is the largest difference between fainting and seizures?

What is the largest difference between fainting and seizures?

Electrical: Fainting refers to loss of consciousness. This may be due to a variety of problems. A seizure may or may not result in a loss of consciousness, but specifically is a result of abnormal synchronized electrical activity in the brain. There are several types of seizures, only some of which result in synchronized muscle activity (often called a convulsion). ...Read more

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