Primary Cough Headache


Primary Cough Headache, Benign Cough Headache, Cough Headache

  • Classification
  1. Brief Headache Syndrome
  • Precautions
  1. Headache worse with coughing is a Headache Red Flag
  2. Primary Cough Headache is a diagnosis of exclusion
    1. First evaluate for Organic Headache (e.g. Cerebral Aneurysm, Intracranial Mass)
  • Symptoms
  1. Headache induced with cough or valsalva
  2. Generalized Headache pain
  3. Headache lasts less than 30 minutes
  • Management