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Cluster Headaches

Cluster Headaches | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Cluster headaches usually last less than 1 hour and rarely longer than 4 hours. The pain is usually sudden and severe. It may feel like a stabbing sensation on one side of the head. An individual may feel pain in one eye. The eye may swell and turn red.

Someone with a cluster headache usually moves around trying to find a position to ease the pain. Some people even rock back and forth seeking relief or distraction.

Following are some of the other symptoms of cluster headaches:

  • flushing of the face
  • pain that spreads to the face and neck
  • runny nose or nasal congestion
  • tearing from the eyes

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    Cluster Headaches: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Michael Curiel, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 05/04/01

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