Headaches Center
En Español (Spanish Version)

General Overview
The term "headache" refers to head pain. There are several different types of headaches. The causes of a headache vary depending on the type of headache.

InDepth
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With Headaches


Read about one woman's struggle with chronic migraine headaches.


Learn how you can help your child deal with headaches.

 
Treating Headaches

Your local drugstore probably has an entire aisle (or at least half of one) devoted to nonprescription pain relievers, such as aspirin, Tylenol (acetaminophen), Advil (ibuprofen), and so on. But which one should you take to stop that headache?

Special Topics

Imagine getting an explosive headache just as you reach orgasm! Here's why it happens and what to do if it happens to you.

Related Conditions
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
Resources
American Council for Headache Education

National Headache Foundation




Health Information Library content is provided by EBSCO Publishing, fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.

 

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.

 

To send comments or feedback to EBSCO's Editorial Team regarding the content please e-mail healthlibrarysupport@ebscohost.com.