Other Headaches

For other Primary Headache Disorders click the links below

Chronic Daily Headache

Cluster Headache

Medication Overuse Headache

Chronic Tension Headache

Primary benign headaches are medical conditions in their own right.

You can find further information on the various forms of benign headaches listed below.

Ice Cream Headache 

Benign Exertional Headache 

Sinus Headache 

Tension Headache 

Caffeine Withdrawal Headache 

Headaches caused by other medical problems are know as secondary headaches. Secondary headaches may be caused by a variety of medical conditions. Some of these can be serious but most are benign.

We recommend you consult your doctor if any of the following situations apply to you:

  • You have a stiff neck and/or fever in addition to a headache.
  • Your headache is accompanied by shortness of breath and/or symptoms affecting your eyes, ears, nose or throat.
  • You are dizzy, drowsy, unsteady, have slurred speech, weakness, numbness or tingling in addition to your headache.
  • Your headache is accompanied by a rash.
  • You have long lasting or repetitive aura symptoms.
  • Your headaches are triggered by coughing or sneezing.
  • You headache begins and persists after a head injury.
  • Your headache keeps getting worse and won’t go away.
  • Your headaches have changed in character.
  • Persistent and/ or severe vomiting accompanies your headache.
  • You have experienced your first and/or worst headache.
  • Your headaches began after the age of 40.

NOTE: Please keep in mind that even when these symptoms are present, most people do not have a serious underlying cause for their headaches.

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Cluster Headache

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Medication Overuse Headache

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Other Headaches

For other Primary Headache Disorders click the links below

Chronic Daily Headache

Cluster Headache

Medication Overuse Headache

Chronic Tension Headache

Primary benign headaches are medical conditions in their own right.

You can find further information on the various forms of benign headaches listed below.

Ice Cream Headache 

Benign Exertional Headache 

Sinus Headache 

Tension Headache 

Caffeine Withdrawal Headache 

Headaches caused by other medical problems are know as secondary headaches. Secondary headaches may be caused by a variety of medical conditions. Some of these can be serious but most are benign.

We recommend you consult your doctor if any of the following situations apply to you:

  • You have a stiff neck and/or fever in addition to a headache.
  • Your headache is accompanied by shortness of breath and/or symptoms affecting your eyes, ears, nose or throat.
  • You are dizzy, drowsy, unsteady, have slurred speech, weakness, numbness or tingling in addition to your headache.
  • Your headache is accompanied by a rash.
  • You have long lasting or repetitive aura symptoms.
  • Your headaches are triggered by coughing or sneezing.
  • You headache begins and persists after a head injury.
  • Your headache keeps getting worse and won’t go away.
  • Your headaches have changed in character.
  • Persistent and/ or severe vomiting accompanies your headache.
  • You have experienced your first and/or worst headache.
  • Your headaches began after the age of 40.

NOTE: Please keep in mind that even when these symptoms are present, most people do not have a serious underlying cause for their headaches.

More From This Section:

Migraine
Chronic Daily Headache

Chronic Daily Headache (CDH) is any headache that occurs on 15 days of the month or more and lasts at least four hours. It affects about 4-5% of the population and is believed to be becoming more widespread. Like migraine, CDH can significantly...[read more]

Migraine
Cluster Headache

What is Cluster Headache? Cluster headache is a rare but very severe type of headache that affects less than 1% of the population. It is six times more prevalent in men than women and usually begins in the late twenties or early thirties. Contrary...[read more]

Migraine
Medication Overuse Headache

Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) is caused by the overuse of medication - usually analgesics such as paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen or codeine. It can, however, also occur through the overuse of migraine-specific Triptan drugs. The headaches...[read more]

Migraine
Chronic Tension Headache

People with chronic tension-type headache usually have a history of ordinary tension headaches. It is similar to a tension headache except it occurs on at least 15 days per month. It is frequently provoked by ongoing stress or other emotional...[read more]