MANAGING A HEADACHE- Watsons Health

MANAGING A HEADACHE

A headache is any pain that can be felt in the head. Headaches may happen on one or both sides of the head.

A headache may show up as a sharp pain, a throbbing sensation or a dull pain. They can grow slowly or all of a sudden, and may last from an hour to a few days.

TYPES

There are many types of headaches, which are as follows:

SYMPTOMS

Signs and symptoms of a headache are the following:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sensations of being warm or chilly
  • Paleness
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

DIAGNOSIS

You should get proper treatment for headaches, so to do this, the right diagnosis must be made. This implies that your doctor will initially get some information about the medical history of your headaches.

Your headaches can be better diagnosed if your doctor asks you the following:

  • How old you were since your headaches began
  • How long you have been encountering them
  • If you encounter one type of headache or numerous types of headaches
  • How regularly the headaches happen
  • Who else in your family has headaches
  • What causes your headache

TREATMENT

Most headaches are easily treated with over-the-counter medicines including:

If you recognize what triggers your headaches, keeping away from those triggers and figuring out how to oversee them can treat them. Treatment may include:

  • Resting in a dull room
  • Hot or cool packs to your head or neck
  • Massages

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