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Worst Headache of Your Life (cont.)

Worst Headache of Your Life Medical Treatment

Treatment of the headache depends on the specific diagnosis. It is important for the patient to keep their primary care doctor updated on visits to the emergency department, so that the doctor is aware of any changes that may need to be made to the patient's treatment plan, especially if they are managing chronic migraine headaches.

  • Headaches that are not life-threatening, such as tension, mild, cluster, or migraine headaches may be treated with a variety of pain medications.
  • More serious headaches will require specific treatments prescribed by the doctor, possibly with the involvement of a specialist.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/12/2014

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