Headache & Migraine

A headache is a common condition, causing pain or discomfort in the head or face. A migraine is like a bad headache, usually with a throbbing pain on one side.

  • There are many different kinds of headache.
  • Tension headaches are the most common type among adults and teens.
  • Migraine headaches usually begin in early adulthood and affect around 1 in every 5 women and around 1 in every 15 men

Frequently Asked Questions

There are more than 150 types of headache. Primary headaches are are not usually a result of another medical condition – tension and migraine headaches are the most common. Secondary headaches are a symptom of another condition, for example, a sinus infection or head injury.

To ease the pain of a headache, it’s important to drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and try to relax as stress can make headaches worse. Try not to over-strain your eyes, for example by looking at a screen for too long. If you are suffering from a cold or the flu, you should get plenty of rest.

For migraine attacks, sleeping or lying in a darkened room helps many sufferers. Others find that eating something reduces their symptoms.

Ordinary painkillers may not help with migraines and you may need migraine-specific medication.

Our experienced pharmacists will help you find the most effective treatment to relieve the pain associated with your type of headache.

At Pharmacy+Health we make it simpler and more convenient to get the treatment you need. Find out more about the cost of a consultation with one of our experts here.