Hemicrania continua is not a form of migraine . It's an entirely separate primary headache disorder . The International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition (ICHD-3) describes hemicrania as:
"Persistent, strictly unilateral headache, associated with ipsilateral conjunctival injection (forcing of fluid into the conjuctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the eyelids), lacrimation , nasal congestion, rhinorrhea , forehead and facial sweating, miosis , ptosis and/or eyelid edema, and/or with restlessness or agitation. The headache is absolutely sensitive to indomethacin." 2
The Research Poster
"To find safe and comparable alternative treatments for HC in patients intolerant to indomethacin." 1
"Hemicrania continua (HC) is a primary headache disorder which responds absolutely to therapeutic doses of indomethacin. Unfortunately, approximately a fourth of patients develop adverse effects leading to ...
The beginning of summer kicks off the camping and hiking season, anxiously awaited by those who have endured a long cold winter. This year will likely prove to be one of the busier camping seasons as many Americans bypass more expensive vacations that involve pricey airline tickets or gas guzzling road trips. Emergency department staff will probably see a greater number of people with contact dermatitis caused by exposure to poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac. Many people have never seen poison ivy , or perhaps wouldn't recognize it if they saw it. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac belong to the plant genus Toxicodendron (previously referred to as Rhus ). Toxicodendron means "poisonous tree." These plants have an oil-based substance in the resin on their leaves and in their stems and branches called urushiol that causes a delayed skin reaction in about 50% of people that contact it. Urushiol may cause severe contact dermatitis in people that have previousl...
There are no specific medications made for TMJ disorder , so drugs can only be prescribed to treat the symptoms. Symptoms of TMJ disorder vary widely from person to person, and because of this, a variety of medications can be used in treatment. Here is a list of medications that are commonly used to treat the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder: Acetaminophen - Tylenol Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Ibuprofen - Advil, Motrin Nabumetone - Relafen Meloxicam - Mobic Naproxen - Aleve Muscle Relaxants Carisprodol - Soma Cyclobenzaprine - Flexeril Diazepam - Valium Lioresal - Baclofen Metaxalone - Skelaxin Tizanidine - Zanaflex Alprazolam - Xanax Anti-Depressants Amitriptyline - Elavil Nortriptyline - Pamelor Imipramine - Tofranil Escitalopram Oxalate - Lexapro Setraline - Zoloft Bupropion hydrochloride - Wellbutrin Topical Analgesics EMLA cream Lidocaine patches - Lidoderm Capsascin Nerve Pain Medications Gabpentin - Neurontin Topiramate - T...
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