Headache Red Flag: When Do You Do Need to See a Doctor

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When do you need to see a doctor when having headache.

Headache usually is not a serious condition, but it is allowed to prolong it can be harmful.

See a doctor if you have these serious warning signs or red flags:

  • Having a fever.
  • If you are more than 40 years old.
  • Does not lessen after taking light painkiller.
  • Very frequent and severe headache.
  • A different headache than that you experienced usually.
  • Worsen with coughing or sneezing.
  • After an accident involving head.
  • Stiff neck.
  • Hallucinating/feeling dreamy/delusional.
  • Experiencing seizure.
  • Feeling weak and numb.
  • Blurry vision or cannot see at all or become blind.
  • Having headache for more than a week, worsen at night or early morning.
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Loss of appetite and body weight.
  • A hypertension or high blood pressure, cancer or HIV sufferer.

See a doctor if you have one or a combination of above factors.

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