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Why do people with migraines feel sensitive to anything touching their head?

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When you have a full-blown attack, you may be sensitive to anything or anyone touching your head. This is because many researchers point to abnormal changes in levels of substances that are naturally produced in your brain. When the levels increase, they can cause inflammation and irritate nearby nerves, causing pain.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Migraine Research Foundation: "Migraine Facts."

The Mayo Clinic: "Migraine Symptoms and Causes."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Migraine Fact Sheet."

Neuhauser, H. , Feb. 27, 2001. Neurology

National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Quintela, E. , September 2006. Cephalalgia

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 19, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Migraine Research Foundation: "Migraine Facts."

The Mayo Clinic: "Migraine Symptoms and Causes."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Migraine Fact Sheet."

Neuhauser, H. , Feb. 27, 2001. Neurology

National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Quintela, E. , September 2006. Cephalalgia

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 19, 2019

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