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Headaches - Symptoms

Types of Headache   



  • Throbbing pain of moderate to severe intensity
  • Physical activities make headaches worse
  • Sensitivity to light, sound and smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • May be preceded by flashing lights
  • Other symptoms, e.g. seeing zigzag lines and tingling or numbness of limbs

These associated symptoms may occur before or during a headache, and usually lasts an hour or less.

Tension Headache

  • Pain is usually dull, steady and not throbbing
  • No nausea or vomiting

Cluster Headache

  • There may be redness and tearing of the affected eye
  • Other side of the head is unaected

Headaches - Causes and Risk Factors

Headaches - Preparing for surgery

Headaches - Post-surgery care

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