Do you have cluster headaches? How do you know? and How to relive them?
Cluster headaches are characterized by severe burning and piercing pain. They occur around or behind one eye or on one side of the face at a time. Sometimes swelling, redness, flushing, and sweating can occur on the side affected by the headache. Nasal congestion and eye tearing also often appear on the same side as the headache.
These headaches occur in a series. Each headache can last from 15 minutes to three hours. Most people experience one to four headaches a day, usually around the same time each day, during a cluster. After one headache resolves, another will soon follow.
A series of cluster headaches can be daily for months at a time. In the months between clusters, individuals are symptom-free. Cluster headaches are more common in the spring and fall. They are also three times more common in men.
Precaution: There are some cases where such headaches should mean you need to see your doctor.
If you experience an abrupt and severe headache, see your doctor first. And if you have a headache after a head injury, especially if it gets worse, also see your doctor first.
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