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Suggest treatment for severe tension headaches

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Dr. Erion Spaho

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Posted on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 in Headache and Migraines
Question: my son went to the ER week with a severe headache. they called it a tension headache. gave him motrin
that was in Tuesday. headache went away but came back friday. saturday he is ok again there are no other symptoms
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Tension type headaches may be treated with motrin.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Okay, since there are no other symptoms, it could be a primary headache such tension type.

Motrin is okay to control this kind of headaches symptoms.

However, if these headaches become more severe and frequent, an evaluation by a Neurologist about conditions such subarachnoidal hemorrhage for example is necessary.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Kind regards.
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