Treatment For Headache Related Pain

Almost everyone suffers from mild to moderate headaches that develop gradually and clear up after a few hours from time to time! Fortunately, headaches like this are unlikely to be a sign of a serious underlying disorder and normally occur as a result of tension, tiredness or even to due to a period of alcoholic over-indulgence!

Headaches that require immediate consultation with a doctor are those that are severe, last for more than 24 hours, don't improve by taking over-the-counter painkillers and recur several times during a week. Headaches of this nature are described in more detail below!
Migraines are a common form of a recurring headache. A typical migraine is characterised by throbbing that occurs on one or both sides of the head and is accompanied by light and noise sensitivity and/or nausea and vomiting.
Tension Headaches
Tension headaches are very common and occur when muscles in the face, neck and scalp tighten. This type of headache is largely focused in the neck, back of head and around the temples or forehead.
Cluster Headaches
Cluster headaches are less common and tend to affect men more often than women.
Sinus Headaches
A deep, continuous pain in the cheekbones, forehead or bridge of the nose is experienced during sinusitis.
Meningitis Headaches
Meningitis should be suspected when a headache occurs with a fever, (a temperature above 38 ºC) as well as one or more of the following symptoms:
Pregnancy Headaches
Headaches are common during pregnancy.

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