Most headaches aren’t serious, and are usually relieved by medicines, relaxation techniques and lifestyle changes.
You can self-care for a common headache.
Be aware that taking painkillers more than two or three times a week can actually cause headaches. Read more about painkiller headaches.
Most headaches will clear within a few hours.
Contact your GP or call NHS 111 if your headache gets worse, if you get them more often, or you develop other symptoms, such as a stiff neck or sensitivity to light.