Headache Types Directory
There are many types of headaches. Each has its own symptoms, causes, and treatment. Headaches can be grouped into two major categories: primary and secondary. Primary headaches happen on their own, meaning there is no other medical condition. These headaches are recurrent, may have family history, or have triggers like foods or something your senses pick up. Secondary headaches may be due to other health conditions, medications, infections, or exertion. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on headache types, how to manage them, and much more.
Migraines, Headaches, and Hormones
Menstruation and its related hormones can trigger headaches and migraines in women. Find out what you can do about them.
What You Should Do for Your Child’s Headaches
About 1 in 5 kids get headaches, including migraines. Learn how to treat them at home and when you need to see a doctor.
The Basics of Headaches
WebMD provides an overview of headaches, including types and triggers.
Sinus Headaches - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Sinus headaches are often confused with chronic or migraine headaches. WebMD tells you what to look for if you aren't sure what's causing your pain.
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Ditch These 12 Hangover Myths Now
WebMD helps you separate myth from fact as we examine popular hangover avoidance techniques, morning-after remedies, and other widely held hangover beliefs.
A Visual Guide to Migraine Headaches
Learn about the many different symptoms, triggers, and treatments for these severe headaches. Pictures show the visual problems (aura) and brain structures affected.
Types of Headaches
Tension? Migraine? Cluster? Find out more about the different kinds of headaches.
Headache Quiz on Migraine Myths, Facts & Treatment
Have a headache? Take this quiz to see how much you know about migraines and how you can ease the pain with migraine treatment.
How Much Do You Know About Headaches?
Have a headache? Take this quiz to see if you know headache symptoms, treatments, and how to tell the difference between migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, and sinus headaches.