How many times have you reached for a painkiller because you had an unbearable headache? How many times have you failed to do a job because of a headache? Be it the dimmest of lights or the slightest of noise, everything seems a bit annoying during a headache. But what if the headaches you're experiencing are part of a bigger problem? Yes, there are different types of headaches and causes. While some pretty much stay as only minor headaches, others can be much severe. The different types of headaches include:
Allergy or sinus headaches
Let's take a look at what are the most common symptoms during a normal headache.
But what if you're experiencing a severe headache? We've put down a couple of common severe headaches and how do they affect you.
Migraine headache symptoms are different from normal headache symptoms. It usually starts from the left side of the head. But there are also cases where a migraine has affected both the sides. Similar to headaches, the pain also differs. Migraine headaches are divided into two categories:
Migraine with aura
Migraine without aura
An aura is nothing but the sensations that happen during a migraine. Often the sensations last for 10-30 minutes before a migraine attack. The most common symptoms of a migraine are:
Being less productive mentally
Developing an unusual sense of smell, taste or touch
Minor hallucinations like seeing flashing lights or unusual lines
Numbness in the face or hands
Cluster headaches cause very intense/severe head pain. It typically starts around one eye and then spreads to nearby areas of the face. Each headache lasts for about half-hour to three hours. Episodes can occur several times a day (in clusters) which are more compared to the other types of headaches and can last for several weeks to months.
Cluster headache symptoms include:
Intense pain around one eye that builds gradually over time. In some cases, the pain spreads to other areas like jaw or cheek
Eye pupil becomes smaller on the affected side
A bloodshot or tearing eye on the affected side
Cluster headaches usually last anywhere between half-hour to three hours but the trigger behind the headaches is still unknown. Often occurring more than twice a day, they last up to 4-8 weeks.
Headaches are pretty common and mostly are nothing to worry about. Although severe headaches are hard to prevent, your doctor can help you in headache pain relief. Combiflam Plus tablet is a proven analgesic, that is a combination of Paracetamol and caffeine which not only helps relieve a headache but also helps in regaining focus. A few home remedies can also help you give some relief.
Resting in a quiet, dark room
Taking hot or cold compresses
Episodic headaches usually last 48 hours. If you experience any severe headache symptoms for more than two days, see your doctor for proper diagnosis.
MAT-IN-2000608 – Jul 2020