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Tension Headache (cont.)

Tension Headache Treatment

Self-Care at Home

Most people with tension-type headache find relief with over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

  • Certain people may require prescription-strength pain relievers for particularly severe episodes.

  • Frequent use of medications to treat symptoms of headache may actually cause episodic tension-type headache to become chronic in nature.

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