Illnesses, diseases, conditions, and infections like cancer, RA, bacterial and fungal infections, encephalitis, meningitis, flu, and colds can cause a headache and fever. Associated symptoms and signs include rash, nausea and vomiting, cough, sweating, neck stiffness, seizure, decreased appetite, and joint pain and swelling. Treatment depends upon the cause but may include antibiotics, antifungal or antiviral drugs, pain-control drugs, decongestants, and cough suppressants. Read more: Fever and Headache Article
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Headaches can be divided into two categories: primary headaches and secondary headaches. Migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cluster headaches are considered primary headaches. Secondary headaches are caused by disease. Headache symptoms vary with the headache type. Over-the-counter pain relievers provide short-term relief for most headaches.
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Headaches are a common complaint for many people. There are many types of headaches such as migraine, tension, cluster, and the general run of the mill headache. These 17 natural home remedies -- for example, exercise, meditation, hydration, yoga, caffeine, essential oils such as lavender and butterbur, herbs, and supplements like magnesium -- can soothe and relieve some headaches.
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Kids get headaches and migraines too. Many adults with headaches started having them as kids, in fact, 20% of adult headache sufferers say their headaches started before age 10, and 50% report their headaches started before age 20.
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Medications & Supplements
- guaifenesin/antitussive/decongestant/antihistamine - oral
- guaifenesin/decongestant/antihistamine - oral
- Nasal Decongestants
- decongestant spray - nasal
- Cold Medicine and Cough Syrup for Adults
- decongestant/antihistamine/anticholinergic - oral
- decongestant drops - nasal
- dextromethorphan/decongestant/antihistamine - oral
- expectorant/decongestant/narcotic antitussive/acetaminophen-oral
- decongestant/narcotic antitussive - oral, Alahist DHC, Symtan
- decongestant/narcotic antitussive/antihistamine - oral
- decongestant/narcotic antitussive/acetaminoph/antihistamine - oral
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