What is headache?
There are 2 types of headaches:
- Headache can be caused by another disease (e.g. acute viral disease, sinusitis, high blood pressure). These types of headaches must be treated with the disease that caused them.
- Other type is headache that is not a sign of other diseases. The most common are muscle overtension headache (neck muscles) and migraine (often accompanied by vomiting, nausea, etc).
How to help yourself?
- Headaches are usually transient and very helpful is to take time off and give your body a break.
- When necessary, an analgesic (paracetamol, ibuprofen) can be taken.
- Most of the headache is related to muscle overtension/stiffness also, regular exercises (stretching) are good.
The family doctor/family nurse should be contacted when:
- to receive home treatment recommendations
- when the headache is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, tiredness and/or fever
- when the headache has became stronger
- headache is accompanied by symptoms / symptoms that have not previously occurred (such as vision problems, dizziness)
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