Dangerous Headaches To Watch Out For

woman with headache, holding temples

Although a bad migraine might make you wish for the end of everything, headaches are not usually life threatening. However, a severe headache can signal something much more serious, requiring emergency attention such as stroke, aneurysm, and meningitis.

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These are not terribly common, but it’s worth watching for a headache that feels markedly different from normal—even if normal is agonizing. Three signs to watch for:

1. A stiff neck and fever. This could be a sign of meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the central nervous system, which can quickly become critical.