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When should I see my doctor for a mild headache?

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  • Seek medical care immediately for: A headache that occurs after a head injury
  • A headache accompanied by dizziness, speech impairment, confusion, or other neurological symptoms
  • A severe headache that comes on suddenly
  • A headache that gets worse even after taking pain medications

From: Mild Headache First Aid WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Headache Society: "Types of Headaches" and "Sinus Headache or Migraine?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Headache Treatment Overview;" "Self-Care Treatment for Headaches;" "When to Call the Doctor About Your Headache Symptoms;" and "Headache Treatment Overview."

FamilyDoctor.org, "Hydration: Why it is so Important."

HealthyChildren: "Choosing Over-the-Counter Medicines for Your Child."

Headache Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 02, 2018

SOURCES:

American Headache Society: "Types of Headaches" and "Sinus Headache or Migraine?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Headache Treatment Overview;" "Self-Care Treatment for Headaches;" "When to Call the Doctor About Your Headache Symptoms;" and "Headache Treatment Overview."

FamilyDoctor.org, "Hydration: Why it is so Important."

HealthyChildren: "Choosing Over-the-Counter Medicines for Your Child."

Headache Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 02, 2018

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