Treatments for Headache


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Treatment list for Headache: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Headache includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Treatment of Headache: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to treatment of Headache:

Treatments of Headache discussion: Not all headaches require medical attention. Some result from missed meals or occasional muscle tension and are easily remedied. If the problem is not relieved by standard treatments, a headache sufferer may be referred to an internist, a neurologist, or a psychologist. Drug therapy, biofeedback training, stress reduction, and elimination of certain foods from the diet are the most common methods of preventing and controlling migraine and other vascular headaches. Regular exercise can also reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. Temporary relief can sometimes be obtained by using cold pack or by pressing on the bulging artery found in front of the ear on the painful side of the head. 1

Not all headaches require medical attention. Some result from missed meals or occasional muscle tension and are easily remedied. But some types of headache are signals of more serious disorders, and call for prompt medical care. These include:

  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Sudden, severe headache associated with a stiff neck
  • Headache associated with fever
  • Headache associated with convulsions
  • Headache accompanied by confusion or loss of consciousness
  • Headache following a blow on the head
  • Headache associated with pain in the eye or ear
  • Persistent headache in a person who was previously headache free
  • Recurring headache in children
  • Headache which interferes with normal life
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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Headache Information Page: NINDS
2. excerpt from Headache - Hope Through Research: NINDS

Last revision: Nov 3, 2003

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