Mild Headache (cont.)
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When to Call the Doctor for Headache Pain
Consult a doctor about your headache and find out what can be done for pain relief in these situations:
Although headaches are very common, they may be a sign of serious disease that warrants immediate medical attention. Go to an emergency department if any of the following symptoms occur:
Mild Headache Diagnosis
When you have no serious symptoms, testing is not necessary with mild headaches. Blood tests are usually not helpful because the results are almost always normal unless other symptoms are present. Without injury, X-rays or CT scans are usually not necessary. Even with an injury to the head, X-rays or scans are often not needed. Physical examination in mild headache is generally normal, except for possible tenderness of the muscles of the scalp or neck.
How to Get Rid of a Headache
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There are a variety of treatment options for mild headaches including self-care therapies as well as over-the-counter medications.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017
Mark Langdorf, MD
Aaron Bright, MD
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