Migraine is one of the causes of severe recurrent headaches. It is characterized by one-sided moderate to severe, pulsating headache with associated intolerance to light, sounds and movement.
Great progress has been made in the past few years in the management of Migraine and now with medications and changes in lifestyle most patients lead headache free lives.
Besides medications a few changes in lifestyle go a long way in reducing the severity, frequency and duration of the episodes. Maintaining a headache diary also helps in the management of these patients.
Recently botulinum toxin injections into the scalp has also been shown to be useful in patients with migraine.
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