Posted on February 24, 2017 at 5:13 PM
It’s always important to figure out what type of Headache is causing you pain. Headaches can be more complicated than most people realize. Different kinds can have their own set of symptoms, happen for unique reasons, and need different kinds of treatment.
Let’s find out the types of headaches and cure to it
- Tension Headaches: It is the most common type, feel like a constant ache or pressure around the head, especially at the temples or back of the head and neck. They don’t usually cause nausea or vomiting, and they rarely halt daily activities. Over-the-counter treatments, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen (Tylenol), are usually sufficient to treat them. But Experts believe that these may be caused by the contraction of neck and scalp muscles (including in response to stress), and possibly changes in brain chemicals.
- Cluster Headaches: Cluster headaches, which affect more men than women, are recurring headaches that occur in groups or cycles. They appear suddenly and are characterised by severe, debilitating pain on one side of the head, and are often accompanied by a watery eye and nasal congestion or a runny nose on the same side of the face. During an attack, people often feel restless and unable to get comfortable; they are unlikely to lie down, as someone with a migraine might.There is no cure, but medication can cut the frequency and duration.
- Sinus Headaches: When a sinus becomes inflamed, often due to an infection, it can cause pain. It usually comes with a fever and can be diagnosed by symptoms or the presence of pus viewed through a fiber-optic scope.Headaches due to sinus infection can be treated with antibiotics, as well as antihistamines or decongestants.
- Rebound Headaches: Overuse of painkillers for headaches can, ironically, lead to rebound headaches.One theory is that too much medication can cause the brain to shift into an excited state, triggering more headaches. Another is that rebound headaches are a symptom of withdrawal as the level of medicine drops in the bloodstream.
- Migraine Headaches: Migraines can run in families and are diagnosed using certain criteria. At least five previous episodes of headaches. Lasting between 4–72 hours. At least two out of these four: one-sided pain, throbbing pain, moderate-to-severe pain, and pain that interferes with, is worsened by or prohibits the routine activity. At least one associated feature: nausea and/or vomiting, or, if those are not present, then sensitivity to light and sound.A migraine may be foreshadowed such as visual distortions or hand numbness.