General OverviewThe term "headache" refers to head pain. There are several different types of headaches. The causes of a headache vary depending on the type of headache.
- What is a headache?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What questions should I ask my healthcare provider about headaches?
Find answers in our in-depth report on headaches:
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With HeadachesIn her own words: living with chronic migrainesRead about one woman's struggle with chronic migraine headaches.Kids get headaches, tooLearn how you can help your child deal with headaches.
Treating HeadachesPicking a pain reliever: which one should you take?Your local drugstore probably has an entire aisle (or at least half of one) devoted to nonprescription pain relievers, such as aspirin, Tylenol (acetaminophen), Advil (ibuprofen), and so on. But which one should you take to stop that headache?
Special TopicsSexual headaches: from ecstasy to agonyImagine getting an explosive headache just as you reach orgasm! Here's why it happens and what to do if it happens to you.
- Brain tumor and brain cancer—adult
- Common cold
- Cystic fibrosis
- Ear infection
- Nearsightedness and farsightedness
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Sore throat
- Temperal arteritis
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
American Council for Headache Education
National Headache Foundation