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How is a migraine treated?

During a migraine, it is best to begin treatment as soon as possible. Treatment can include: taking pain-relief medications such as aspirin or acetaminophen; resting in a quiet, dark, cool room; placing cold packs on the forehead or neck, and; staying hydrated by drinking water. If migraines are particularly painful or do not stop following these treatment steps, specific medications can also be prescribed.

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Author: Dr Nikki Wallis PhD, BSc
First answered: 17 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Headache

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