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How to treat cluster headaches?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rx for cluster HAs

Unlike other kinds of headaches, cluster headaches may improve by inhaling enriched oxygen, such as that available in a hospital or emergency room. They may also be treated with triptan medicines, NSAIDs, and sometimes they can be prevented with the use of verapamil or carbamazepine.

In brief: Rx for cluster HAs

Unlike other kinds of headaches, cluster headaches may improve by inhaling enriched oxygen, such as that available in a hospital or emergency room. They may also be treated with triptan medicines, NSAIDs, and sometimes they can be prevented with the use of verapamil or carbamazepine.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cluster Headache

is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders.
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 at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil.

In brief: Cluster Headache

is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders.
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 at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management

In brief: Avoid triggers

When cluster headaches come, there is a need to avoid triggers like smoking and alcohol or any sort.
Melatonin may help . The causes are generally unknown.

In brief: Avoid triggers

When cluster headaches come, there is a need to avoid triggers like smoking and alcohol or any sort.
Melatonin may help . The causes are generally unknown.
Dr. Alvin Stein
Dr. Alvin Stein
Thank