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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Headaches: Managing a Headache
You can reduce how many headaches you get and how bad they are when you do get them. Try to:
You can try several things to stop a headache after it starts:
You can do things every day to help prevent headaches:
Other treatments that may help prevent migraines include:footnote 3
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Haghighi AB, et al. (2010). Cutaneous application of menthol 10% solution as an abortive treatment of migraine without aura: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossed-over study. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 64(4): 451–456.
Holland S, et al. (2012). Evidence-based guideline update: NSAIDs and other complementary treatments for episodic migraine prevention in adults: Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. Neurology, 78(17): 1346–1353.
Current as ofJune 3, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of:
June 3, 2018
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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