Migraine Headache First Aid

1. Treat Symptoms

  • Have the person rest in a cool, dark room.
  • Apply a cool compress or ice pack to the painful area.

2. When to Seek Medical Help

3. Follow Up

If you seek medical help:

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on November 11, 2017

Sources

SOURCES:

American Headache Society: "Preventive Treatments;" "Commonly Used Acute Migraine Treatments;" and "Migraine's House of Headaches...And Visiting the Neighbors."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Migraine Headaches: How to Deal With the Pain" and "Headaches."

Migraine Headache Information from eMedicineHealth.

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