Ten Causes of Headaches that Scream “You Need To See a Doctor!”

The location can help identify the kind of headache you’re experiencing so it can be properly treated. A sinus headache feels like a strong weight is being pressed upon your T-zone. This can cause discomfort and is usually a sign of infection or that you’re coming down with a cold. A sinus headache can also be triggered by allergies that cause the sinuses to swell and create the aforementioned pressure.


Cluster headaches can be caused by many things like head injuries, hunger, dehydration, lack of sleep, and more. They commonly feel like a sharp pain located behind or around the eye and can be resolved by taking a pain reliever.

Tension headaches typically feel as though someone has a tight band wrapped around their head, and can also be caused by many variables like changes in diet, eye strain, dehydration, hunger, lack of sleep, stress, or caffeine to name a few. These headaches can also be resolved by an over-the-counter pain reliever.


Migraines can be caused by a multitude of things and unfortunately are much harder to relieve. Migraines can result from a lack of sleep, dehydration, hunger, stress, head injuries, or just being prone to getting them. Females and those who menstruate often are affected by migraines due to the hormonal changes occurring around that time. Those that have a migraine commonly have sensitivities to light or sound, have an inability to focus, and have sight impairments. The pressure feels most similar to someone laying a heavy weight upon one half of the head and can be very debilitating. Migraines can last for hours if left untreated. I suggest taking a pain reliever and excusing yourself for the remainder of the day to rest. Proper treatment includes laying down in a darkened, quiet room to rest. If your migraine gets worse or persist for over 6 hours, consult your doctor for additional advice. If you are prone to frequent migraines, ask your doctor if a maintenance medicine is available to help your condition.

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