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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is cluster headache?

This condition presents with repetitive brief headaches that occur as episodes of severe pain (characteristically on one side of the head) associated with possible eye redness/tearing or runny nose, occurring in bouts or "clusters" of several per day, possibly lasting for weeks or even months in a row. The pain can be disabling, interfering greatly with daily life.

Symptoms of cluster headache

  • Headache

  • Pain over the temples

  • Throbbing headache

  • Eye pain

  • Headache affecting one side of my head

  • Forehead pain

  • Eyes produce too much or too little tears

  • Fatigue

Questions your doctor may ask to check for cluster headache

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose cluster headache

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have pain around your temples?

  • Do you have a pulsating and throbbing headache?

  • Do you have eye pain?

  • Do you have pain on only one side of you head?

Treatment for cluster headache

There is currently no cure for this condition, but treatment can help to reduce and prevent attacks. During an attack, the doctor may prescribe oxygen therapy and medications to ease the pain. After the attack, you may be given regular medications to stop attacks from happening in future.

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