Cluster Headache

Also indexed as:Horton’s Headache, Headache, Cluster
A sharp, recurring pain around the eye or upper face may mean more than your average headache. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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A sharp, recurring pain around the eye or upper face may mean more than your average headache. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Manage pain with melatonin

    Take 10 mg of this natural hormone before bedtime to decrease the frequency of cluster headaches

  • Consider capsaicin Consult a healthcare provider experienced with intranasal capsaicin treatment, which may ease the pain and reduce recurrences
  • Experiment with oxygen therapy See a healthcare provider experienced with oxygen therapy to find out if it reduces the pain of cluster headache attacks

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