Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Basilar Migraine Home Care

Home care for basilar migraine headaches:

  • Avoid migraine triggers.
  • Take prescriptions as directed:
    • Take medication at the first sign of a basilar migraine.
  • Drink caffeinated beverages during a basilar migraine.
  • Rest in dark room.
  • Apply cold compresses to the scalp:
    • Wrap ice in a moist hand towel.
    • Do not apply ice directly to the skin.

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Basilar Migraine References
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