Headaches are one of the most common pain-related health problems in both children and adults. You may have a headache along with another minor health problem such as a sore throat, cold, or sinus problem.
Types of headaches
The most common types of headaches usually are not serious but may occur again and again.
Common causes of headaches
Common causes of headaches include:
Headaches with other serious symptoms
Although rare, a headache may be a sign of a serious illness. Other symptoms, such as vomiting, dizziness, or changes in vision, may also be present. The following serious illnesses or injuries can cause headaches.
Headaches and other health conditions
Other health conditions that can cause or contribute to headaches include:
Check your symptoms to decide if and when you should see a doctor.
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