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Headaches - Check Your Symptoms

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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • A headache develops after a head injury: Go to the topic:
    • Head Injury, Age 4 and Older.
    • Head Injury, Age 3 and Younger.
  • A seizure: Go to the topic Seizures.
  • A fever: Go to the topic:
    • Fever, Age 4 and Older.
    • Fever, Age 3 and Younger.
  • Facial pain: Go to the topic Facial Problems, Noninjury.
  • A headache and you are pregnant: Go to the topic Pregnancy-Related Problems.

Do you have a headache with a severe stiff neck or a fever?

Did you have a headache with any loss of function, but all loss of function symptoms are now gone?

Do you have a headache with a change in your level of consciousness?

Do you have a headache with newvision change?

Does your child have a headache?

Has a headache awakened you from sleep?

Do you have a headache with nausea and vomiting?

Is your headache caused or made worse by activity?

Has your headache continued after using home treatment and prescription or nonprescription medicine?

Do you think your headache may be caused by emotional abuse?

Do you think your headache may be caused by a medicine?

Have you had a change in the usual pattern of your headaches?

If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.


WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: April 17, 2012
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