Migraine Headache (cont.)
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When Should I See a Doctor for a Migraine?
Call a doctor or other health care professional if any of the following occur:
Go to a hospital emergency department if any of the following occur:
How Can I Tell If I Have a Migraine or Another Type of Headache?
The diagnosis of migraine headache rests solely on what a patient describes to a doctor or other medical professional. A doctor's physical examination of the patient typically reveals nothing out of the ordinary; however, a neurological examination will be performed to rule out other causes of headache.
Other causes include other types of headaches such as tension or cluster headache, stroke, tumor, inflammation of a blood vessel, and infection of the brain's coverings (meningitis) or of the sinuses. In these cases these tests may be ordered.
6 Migraine Natural Home Remedies for Pain
Most people with this type of headache can manage the pain of mild-to-moderate attacks at home by:
Migraine Headache OTC (Over-the-Counter) Treatment for Pain
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Several OTC medications may help with head pain, for example:
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