What Is A Headache?

Describing headache or head pain can be difficult sometimes but people describe the feeling as throbbing, squeezing, constant, or intermittent painful sensation in the head. Headache can be felt in one part of the face or skull or the whole head. In the human body, the head is one of the part we often experience pain. Headache could occur by ; spontaneous means or acute onset or even be chronic in nature.

Usually headache comes with nausea and vomiting. Common with migraine headaches.


A headache can be classified under one of the following:

  • Primary headache
  • Secondary headache
  • Cranial neuralgias
  • Other headaches

Primary headaches are: tension, migraine, and cluster headaches.

How To Relieve A Headache?

Home remedies for a common primary headache like tension headache is either rest or using over-the-counter (OTC) medications to relieve the pain.

But know this, when you overuse pain relief medications it could result in “rebound headache”.

Secondary Headaches may result from an underlying conditions or a symptom of injury.

A sinus headache is considered a secondary headache because there may be an increase of pressure in the sinus or an infection at the sinuses. One should go to the hospital since secondary headaches might be the beginning of a serious infection.

All The Types Of Headaches

  1. Primary tension headaches that are episodic
  2. Primary tension headaches that are chronic
  3. Primary muscle contraction headaches
  4. Primary migraine headaches with aura
  5. Primary migraine headaches without aura
  6. Primary cluster headache
  7. Primary paroxysmal hemicrania (a type of cluster headache)
  8. Primary cough headache
  9. Primary stabbing headache
  10. Primary headache associated with sexual intercourse
  11. Primary thunderclap headache
  12. Hypnic headache (headaches that awaken a person from sleep)
  13. Hemicrania continua (headaches that are persistently on one side only, right or left [unilateral])
  14. New daily-persistent headache (NDPH) (a type of chronic headache)
  15. Headache from exertion
  16. Trigeminal neuralgia and other cranial nerve inflammation
  17. Secondary headaches due to: Trauma,Infection and Disorder.

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