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Category: Migraine

Headaches – Dr. Nicole Ellison

Open up just about anybody’s medicine cabinet and the one thing you’re almost sure to find is one or more medications for headache. We all get them and most are easily treated. But sometimes, headaches are serious and need professional attention. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. Nicolle Ellison talks about headaches in this edition of Health Connection.

What is the clinical definition of a headache? (first question)

Is there such a thing as a “common” headache? (skip to 0:22)

Are there other types of headaches? (skip to 1:02)

What can be done to avoid a tension headache? (skip to 1:15)

What are the best over-the-counter medications to take for headache? (skip to 1:42)

What is a migraine headache? (skip to 2:18)

How do you treat a migraine headache? (skip to 3:08)

What is a cluster headache? (skip to 4:04)

When is a headache sufficiently severe so as to require seeking professional help? (skip to 4:40)