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Migraines & headaches overview

Migraines and other types of headache, such as tension headache and sinus headache, are common and can be painful. Migraine symptoms include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity. Headache remedies include various types of pain killers. Migraine treatments may also include anti-sickness drugs and medications to prevent or stop headaches.

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Headaches basics

Most people experience a headache at some time in their lives.



There are many different types of headache, with different symptoms and causes.



In most cases, headaches are nothing serious and either clear-up on their own or can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers.



However, if the pain is severe, keeps coming back or affects daily life, seek medical advice.

What types of headaches are there?

Headache types include:

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