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Once secondary headaches are ruled out or treated, the majority of primary headaches can be controlled.
How to control Cephalagia at home?
There are measures that can be taken to control headaches at home, especially migraines or tension headaches. In this sense, you should try and treat the symptoms immediately, although without abusing the medication.
Rest in a quiet and dark room.
Place a cold cloth over the head.
Use any relaxation technique that you have learned.
Make a diary of the headaches to define their characteristics and to identify the triggers. It is recommended to note the following details:
The date and time in which it started.
If it had any relationship with a drug or food. Any other symptoms that accompanied the pain.
The majority of patients learn to treat their headaches with analgesics without the need for a medical prescription. However, it is recommended to seek medical advice if there is any change in the type, intensity, frequency, or lack of control of the headache. The Primary care doctor usually diagnoses and monitors these cases, or the patient may be referred to a neurologist.
How to prevent Cephalalgia?
There are ways of preventing a headache from developing further than it should; these are some of the recommendations:
Try to lead an orderly life.
Perform physical exercise regularly.
Have healthy eating habits such as eating more fruit and vegetables and avoiding fats.
Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
Avoid abuse of medication and caffeine.
Request medical attention if you are feeling down or experiencing any change in the characteristics of the headache.