Last Updated on Jun 15, 2013

 
Overview

  • A condition where pain occurs in the head 
  • Most common of pain complaints
  • Majority of headaches harmless, require no treatment
  • Some are indications of an underlying disorder




Causes


Headache

Types

Treatment
  • Most headaches treated with pain killer
  • Common medications- actaminophen/parasitamol/aspirin
  • Tension headache treated by lowering body temperature - This is achieved by taking a cool shower
  • If recurrent, keep a headache diary - This helps to identify the cause
  • Chronic use of painkillers causes 'rebound headaches'
  • Complementary treatments like chiropractic care, effective

Headache Treatment
 
Consult a doctor 

Prevention
  • Caffeine, a vasoconstrictor, is used to prevent severe migraine
  • Supplements with magnesium, vit B12 and Q10 used for prevention

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Comments

@Hashu, India

I have repeated head ache. Most of the time my head ache is on one side of head. I feel nausea and stiff neck during head ache. if I don't take medicine, head ache does not cure even after sleep or rest. When pain increase, I start vomiting. generally I take combiflame or crocin advance-half tablet for head ache. My head ache starts generally when I have stressful day , sleep less than 7 hous and take tension. Please give your suggestion. Also advice me if I need to see a neurologist

@shaista_ali, India

I have repeated head ache. Most of the time my head ache is on one side of head.
I feel nausea and stiff neck during head ache. if I don’t take medicine, head ache does not cure even after sleep or rest.
When pain increase, I start vomiting.
generally I take combiflame or crocin advance-half tablet for head ache.
My head ache starts generally when I have stressful day , sleep less than 7 hous and take tension.

Please give your suggestion.
Also advice me if I need to see a neurologist

@Vipin786, India

Can you please suggest Supplements in tablet form with magnesium, vit B12 and Q10 to prevent headache.

@Brajeshocs, N/A

I have a headache from one month. it's surrounded time to time in head. usually it's statred from back side of head.

@barot.pranav, N/A

its amazing....nd this is like pain killer for me..