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Learn about headaches
Does your head hurt? Most people get headaches at least once in awhile, but not all headaches are the same. How you treat a headache depends on the type of headache you have. Our topics will tell you what you need to know about the different kinds of headaches and give you tips on how to treat and prevent them.
For more information, browse our headache topics or start with these:
- Antianxiety Medicines for Tension Headaches
- Antidepressants for Migraine Headaches
- Antidepressants for Tension Headaches
- Bites and Stings: Flu-Like Symptoms
- Carole's Story: Taking Medicine Right Away to Stop a Migraine
- Cluster Headaches
- Cluster Headaches: Conditions With Similar Symptoms
- Corticosteroids for Cluster Headaches
- Encephalitis: Mosquitoes and Ticks
- Feverfew for Migraines
- Headache Prevention: Posture and Body Mechanics
- Headaches in Children
- Jerry's Story: Reducing Stress to Stop Tension Headaches
- Lidocaine for Cluster Headaches
- Medicines for Cluster Headaches
- Migraine Headache Triggers
- Migraine Headaches
- Misdiagnosis of Lyme Disease
- Office Ergonomics
- Physical Examination for Headaches
- Pregnancy: Headaches and Pre-Eclampsia
- Preventive Headache Medicines
- Seizure Medicines for Tension Headaches
- Symptoms Before a Migraine
- Tension Headache Classifications
- Tension Headache Triggers
- Tension Headaches
- Types of Cluster Headaches
- Types of Headache
- Types of Migraine Headaches
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