What is it?

Cluster headaches are intense headaches that comes in groups or cyclical patterns.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of cluster headache include:

  • Sudden, severe headache that are one-sided and often around the eye.
  • Red eye on the side of the headache.
  • Drooping eyelid on the side of the headache.
  • Runny nose.

What to expect?

Cluster headache can be managed at home. You can try the following things:

  • Pain relievers might help in relieving pain.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of fluids.
  • Massage therapy can also be used to relieve headaches as it helps to relax the head, neck, shoulders and back muscles.
  • Avoid alcohol which can trigger the headache.

Seek consult with your GP if the following occurs:

  • Headaches occur frequently (at least 5 times in a month).
  • The pattern and severity of the headache has changed.
  • Symptoms such as weakness of one side of the body, change in level of consciousness and significant difficulty walking occurs.
  • The headache is constant and never goes away.

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