There are different types of headache and their causes and symptoms can vary. Although most of these headaches are short-lived and rarely a cause for concern, being able to recognize which kind of headache you are experiencing can inform you how best to treat it and whether to see a doctor.

Together, we would go through some common types of heachache, symptoms, medication and when to see a doctor;

  1. Menstrual headache


    This is a common headache amongst the females especially during their periods and it is caused by changes in hormones and oestrogen level.

    Common signs and symptoms:
    - Restless
    - Fatigue
    - Acne

    Medication/What to do:
    - Over-the-counter pills such as Sudrex would reduce this headache
    - Stay hydrated
    - Regular exercising

  2. Tension headache


    This is a generally common type of headache, it is also known as “stress headache”. A mild to moderate pain often described as feeling like a tight band around the head. Its is often caused by inadequate sleep, poor posture, missing meals, dehydration, noise and work-load known as stress. It is one kind of headache that does not require a scan, it is self-treatable and self-diagnosable except when it becomes chronic and linders even after a painkiller medication.

    Common signs and symptoms:
    - Pain on both sides of the head
    - A feeling of pressure behind the eyes

    In extreme cases that requires a doctor’s attention are:
    - When you cannot control it with a painkiller
    - When you feel nauseated or starts vomiting

    Medication/What to do:
    - Painkillers such as Sudrex can be used to help relieve pain
    - Sleep is found to be effective
    - Massage would also help beat down stress

  3. Cluster Headache


    One of the most painful types of headaches. A cluster headache commonly awakens you in the middle of the night with intense pain in or around one eye on one side of your head.

    Common signs and symptoms:
    - A cluster headache strikes quickly, usually without warning
    - Excessive tearing
    - Stuffy or runny nose on the affected side
    - Forehead or facial sweating

    Medication/What to do:
    If you think you might be suffering from a cluster headache take a painkiller drug, you should also seek medical attention immediately.

The Bottom Line is the fact that your health status should never be overlooked, once you feel any form of headache reach for Sudrex and you would get better. If the symptoms persist after 3 days see your doctor.

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