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Headache Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Most everyday headaches can be treated at home.
  • Try OTC pain relievers, rest, and drinking fluids.

When you may need a provider

  • Your headache doesn’t improve in about 3 days
  • You have chronic headaches (more than about 10 days per month) or your headaches are severe.

Emergency Care

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Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • If your headache is the most painful that you’ve ever had
  • If your headache is very severe and you also have a stiff neck, fever, confusion, changes in your vision, numbness, vomiting, or a recent head injury

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