Be it that mild buzzing discomfort all around your forehead or that shooting pain of a migraine, headaches tend to get ignored pretty often. This is primarily because one feels they are common and not much cause for concern. Well, that probably needs to change if you’ve experienced even one of the following kinds of headaches, which could be an indication of a serious problem coming your way. The time to take care of yourself is now.
Here are 10 kinds of headaches that you need to get checked out at the earliest:
1. The Meningitis Headache
A headache associated with a fever – usually also including a stiff neck or body pain – and one that persists for several weeks is a clear sign that you could be teetering dangerously close to Meningitis. It needs to get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible. Ignore this and you could be looking at serious nervous problems.
2. The Cluster Headache
These headaches usually restrict themselves to a specific small area in the head – often around one eye. If you’re experiencing headaches of this kind, along with nausea and vomiting, you could be in serious trouble and at the worse suffer a brain aneurysm.
3. Headache that persists for longer than 24 hours
If you have what seems like a regular headache, but persistent and incessant for longer than 24 hours (up to 3 days long) then you could be looking at an indication of a perpetual stroke in the brain. This can definitely not go untreated, as it is an indication of low blood flow, possibly even a blocked artery in the brain, which could in its worst case even be fatal.