Category Archives: Headache

How to Treat Migraine Headaches?

How to Treat Migraine Headaches? The exact etiology of migraine headaches is not known. So, treating such headaches is not possible. Doctors aim at controlling symptoms, to smoothen patient’s life, minimizing absenteeism from work. Management of Migraine Depending upon the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, the treatment modalities are decided. Prophylaxis Is Required if: […]

Managing Fever at Home

How to Lower Down Temperature Immediately? A little fever is good to the body to act against the infective germ. However, if the fever shoots up high and for a long time, your brain starts getting fried up. You may even have some headache, pain in the eyes and some uneasy feeling due to fever. […]

Drinking From Plastic Bottles May Give You Migraine

Drinking From Plastic Bottles May Give You Migraine Are you using plastic bottles to store water in your refrigerator? Is your kid using plastic tumblers or bottles to drink milk or juices? Plastics occupy a major place in today’s life, influencing our day-to-day activities. If you are using plastics to store food or fluids, you […]

Management of Post Lumbar Puncture Headache

What is Lumbar Puncture? Inserting a needle in the lower back region (lumbar area) to draw out some cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is called lumbar puncture. The procedure is also called spinal tap. Cerebrospinal fluid is a special liquid that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. It acts as a shock absorber, preventing these vital […]

Fluctuations in Blood Pressure

Fluctuating Blood Pressure This is a common finding in clinical practice these days. Usually, it is a practice to measure several readings of B.P. in a day and then take the average. However, this method is not correct and ignores the high as well as low surges of blood pressure. The underlying disease may be […]

Lightheadedness and Dizziness Due to Side Effects of Medications

Medicines May Cause One to Feel Lightheaded Q: I was diagnosed with migraine and currently using Flunarizine, Arix, Propranolol and peritol since last November. Sometimes I feel so sleepy and very lightheaded, like I’m about to faint. Is this due to those medications or due to any other reason. Please help me. By: Chamika Reply: It is […]

Fever With Headaches and Sleeplessness

Insomnia and Headache With Febrile Illness Q: I am a 19 year old male and I weigh 160 pounds. I haven’t slept for two days. After I got some sleep, I woke up with a severe headache that has been persisting for about a day. I took ibuprofen and that seemed to help my situation. […]