A painful sensation in any part of the head, ranging from sharp to dull, that may occur with other symptoms.
Headaches can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include lack of sleep, an incorrect eyeglass prescription, stress, loud noise exposure, or tight headwear.
Remedies that may reduce headache pain include aspirin, paracetamol, and ibuprofen. Resting in a darkened room may also help. Dengue fever warning: If you think that you might have dengue fever, see a doctor and avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen.
SEEKING MEDICAL CARE
See a doctor immediately if you:
Feel worse than usual
Get a sudden, severe headache
Become confused, slur your speech, or faint
Have one-sided numbness or paralysis, or trouble seeing, speaking, or walking
Develop a fever higher than 39°C
Experience nausea or vomiting
Make an appointment to see a doctor if you:
Start having frequent headaches
Are getting worse over time
Can't work, sleep or do daily activities
Don't improve with self-treatment