When to See a Doctor


when to see a doctor

Not all headaches require a physician’s attention. But headaches can signal a more serious disorder that requires prompt medical care. Immediately call or see a doctor if you or someone you’re with experiences any of these symptoms:

■ Sudden, severe headache that may be accompanied by a stiff neck. ■ Severe headache accompanied by fever, nausea or vomiting that is not related to another illness. ■ “First” or “worst” headache, often accompanied by confusion, weakness, double vision or loss of consciousness.

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