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Migraines are the second most common headache syndrome in the United States after tension headaches. This eMedTV article takes a detailed look at migraine headache triggers, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
A headache can involve pain or aching that occurs in the head, face, mouth, or neck. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at headaches, describing their causes, the various types, how they are diagnosed, and treatment options.
Lavender is a flowering plant used for aromatherapy, as an herbal remedy, and for various other uses. This eMedTV article explores the purported benefits of lavender, discusses the product's effectiveness, and lists some of its potential side effects.
- Migraine Headaches
Migraine headaches cause severe pain that may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. This eMedTV resource discusses these headaches in detail, including their causes, triggers, symptoms, and treatment options.
- Cluster Headaches
Cluster headaches are marked by intense pain that begins around one eye or temple. As this eMedTV page explains, the pain can then spread to the entire side of the face. This page covers the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of these headaches.
- Tension Headaches
Tension headaches are generally triggered by stressful situations. As this eMedTV page explains, they are characterized by the contraction of neck and face muscles. This page further discusses these headaches, their causes, symptoms, and treatment.
- Temporal Arteritis
Temporal arteritis is characterized by swelling in the arteries of the head, neck, and arms. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail and explains how it may be related to aging and the importance of quick treatment.
Imitrex is a prescription medicine used to treat migraine headaches that have already started. This eMedTV page discusses how Imitrex works and when and how to take it, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
Maxalt is a prescription drug often used to treat a migraine headache as it occurs. This page from the eMedTV Web site explains in detail how this drug works, its potential side effects, tips on when and how to take it, and more.
Relpax is a prescription medicine that is used to treat a migraine headache as it occurs. This eMedTV article explains how Relpax works to relieve migraine symptoms, outlines some of its potential side effects, and offers tips on taking the drug.
Feverfew is an herbal supplement that is most commonly used for preventing migraines. This eMedTV resource explores how feverfew may work, explains what you should know before taking the supplement, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
- Migraine Relief
Various classes of drugs can provide migraine relief. This eMedTV article lists some of these drugs, as well as a number of alternative and complementary treatments that are also available (such as biofeedback, herbs, and vitamins).
A prescription medicine, topiramate is used for treating epilepsy and preventing migraines. This eMedTV page further describes topiramate, explains how the drug works, offers dosing information, and provides a list of possible side effects.
- Migraine Symptoms
People with migraines often have a moderate-to-severe headache affecting one side of the body. This eMedTV page describes other common migraine symptoms (like a lack of appetite), as well as the "auras" some people have before their migraines start.
Zomig is a prescription medicine approved to treat migraine headaches as they occur. This eMedTV article describes how Zomig works to relieve migraine symptoms, lists its potential side effects, and gives tips on when and how to take the medicine.
- Migraine Medications
Pain relief and the prevention of future migraine attacks are the goals of migraine treatment. This eMedTV resource discusses in detail the different migraine medications that are available, including triptans, NSAIDs, caffeine, and antidepressants.
- Causes of Headaches
Strokes, injuries to the neck, and high blood pressure are just a few causes of headaches. This eMedTV segment discusses these and other causes in detail and explains how healthcare providers classify headaches into three different groups.
- Spinal Headache
A dull or throbbing pain and blurry vision are among the possible symptoms of a spinal headache. This eMedTV article lists other symptoms and also discusses what may cause this type of headache and how it can be treated.
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- Alsuma Medication Information
- Butterbur Supplement Information
- Valproic Acid Delayed Release Info
- Feverfew Herb Information
- Frova Drug Information
- Frovatriptan (Frova)
- Inderal LA Drug Info
- Sumavel Medication Information
- Amerge Medication
- Cambia Drug Information
- Information on Headaches
- Maxalt Medicine
- Relpax Drug Information
- Axert Medication
- Divalproex Sodium
- Imitrex Info
- Migraine Information
- Lavender Aromatherapy
- Cluster Headache