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Headaches: Managing a Headache

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Introduction

You can reduce how many headaches you get and how bad they are when you do get them. Try to:


How do you manage a headache?

Stopping headaches

You can try several things to stop a headache after it starts:

Preventing headaches

You can do things every day to help prevent headaches:

Preventing migraines

Other treatments that may help prevent migraines include:3


References

Citations

  1. Linde K, et al. (2016). Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (3). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001218.pub3. Accessed July 22, 2016.
  2. Haghighi AB, et al. (2010). Cutaneous application of menthol 10% solution as an abortive treatment of migraine without aura: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossed-over study. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 64(4): 451–456.
  3. Holland S, et al. (2012). Evidence-based guideline update: NSAIDs and other complementary treatments for episodic migraine prevention in adults: Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. Neurology, 78(17): 1346–1353.

Credits for Headaches: Managing a Headache

Current as of: August 4, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine


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