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What is the best way to treat a cluster headache?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cluster headaches

Oxygen threpy 100%12to15litres per minute, tryptans second line drugs are lithium, valproic acid, Gabapentin and topamax local analgesics like Lidocaine sprayed in the nostrils will sometime stop the pain.
Cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) was used in the past but rarely used these days.

In brief: Cluster headaches

Oxygen threpy 100%12to15litres per minute, tryptans second line drugs are lithium, valproic acid, Gabapentin and topamax local analgesics like Lidocaine sprayed in the nostrils will sometime stop the pain.
Cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) was used in the past but rarely used these days.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Several

Cluster headaches may be treated in seval ways - Like those with migraine, for instance triptan medications.
Oxygen inhalation may be helpful. Depakote, given intravenously and intravenous compazine (prochlorperazine) have been used for acute attacks. Tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline, Depakote Topamax and Beta Blockers may help prevent headaches.

In brief: Several

Cluster headaches may be treated in seval ways - Like those with migraine, for instance triptan medications.
Oxygen inhalation may be helpful. Depakote, given intravenously and intravenous compazine (prochlorperazine) have been used for acute attacks. Tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline, Depakote Topamax and Beta Blockers may help prevent headaches.
Dr. William Singer
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