Migraine Headache First Aid

1. Treat Symptoms

2. When to Seek Medical Help

3. Follow Up

If you seek medical help:

  • The healthcare provider will do an exam and may recommend treatment or lifestyle changes to prevent migraines.
  • He or she can recommend acute treatment (sometimes IV medication) and long term preventive treatment.
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on November 22, 2019



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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