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Ophthalmoplegic Migraine Home Care

Home care for ocular migraine includes:

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

Ophthalmoplegic Migraine Warning Signs

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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