Definition:

A headache is when you experience pain in any region of the head. This pain may occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, or radiate across the head from one point. Headache may appear gradually or suddenly, last less than an hour or for several days.

 

Symptoms:

  • Pain in your head that can be a sharp pain, a throbbing sensation or a dull ache

 

How to treat before seeking medical advice:

Take pain medicine such as ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), or naproxen (Aleve).