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Health Tip: Start Migraine Care Immediately

(HealthDay News) -- Migraines are severe headaches that may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and a sensitivity to light and sound.

The National Women's Health Information Center offers these suggestions for what to do as soon as migraine symptoms begin:

  • Promptly take migraine medication that your doctor has prescribed.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, as long as you don't feel nauseated.
  • Lie down and relax in a room that's quiet and dark.
  • Drape a cool cloth across your forehead.
  • Gently massage the area of your head that's painful.

-- Diana Kohnle

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