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Front Headache: Discussing the Common Concerns 

Written By HealthKart
Medically Reviewed By Dr. Aarti Nehra

Front headache

Often you’ll either suddenly wake up with headache in front of head, or feel a pounding pain at work, with the pain area lying around the forehead and the top of your head. This headache is known as a front headache. Different kinds of headaches can affect you daily and a headache in front of the head usually points towards issues such as tension, strain to your eye, and even sinus problems. These factors can also act as causes behind front headaches. Thankfully, these kinds of headaches are not related to any specific conditions.

According to statistics provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), around nine out of every 10 people face different kinds of headaches. In this article, you’ll get to learn more about front headache and help get a better understanding of the condition.

Types and Causes of Front Headaches

The throbbing headache front of head has different types as well as varying causes. Listed below, you’ll find some of the most common types of frontal headaches that can help you understand exactly what you may be suffering from and later on understand how to get rid of it as well.

1. Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are one of the most common forms of headache that you might get. These headaches are frequent and pretty much anybody can get them. You might have a dull ache all over your head or some might even have a headache in front of head first. You might also feel some tenderness and sensitivity around your scalp area, your face, and/or your neck. These types of headaches can normally last anywhere between 30 minutes and a whole hour. The severity of the headache varies from person to person. To get rid of tension headaches, you can either take a hot shower, do some neck exercises, or get a massage.

2. Eye Strain Headaches

Uncorrected vision, astigmatism, and visual tasks such as looking at a screen for long periods, all can be a cause for eyestrain headaches. These are easy to get rid of as one of the major components is to give your eyes some rest. You can also do some exercises to ease the tension. Alternatively, you can also approach a doctor to get a checkup to see if you have a condition and if you require glasses or not.

3. Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are a painful form of headaches and although they thankfully don’t occur so easily, they still can disorient anybody who suffers from them. Normally, you’ll get a headache in front of head and eyes. Cluster headaches happen without any warning beforehand but there are some of the major symptoms you need to look out for to diagnose if it’s a cluster headache. You may feel agitated, get a nose block with discharge, or even a swollen eye. These headaches are long-lasting and can stretch out to 4 to 12 weeks. You can seek professional help and some of the ways a doctor can help you with these headaches are oxygen therapy, lithium, and verapamil, to name a few. 

Front Headache Triggers

  1. Any kind of stress and anger
  2. Slouching, not moving around regularly, and sitting in one position for too long
  3. Some medications can cause side effects such as headache in forehead above eyes.
  4. Teeth grinding can also trigger headaches like this.

Prevention: How to Avoid Front Headache?

Here are the ways in which you can prevent the problem of front headache:  

Sleep is Key

Getting adequate amounts of sleep is the most important frontal headache treatment. We require a certain amount of rest (around 7-8 hours a day), and if this is not fulfilled oftentimes the exhaustion can lead to headaches.

Actively Exercising

Physical movement and activity, no matter how basic or complex, can be your guarantee of no headache in front of head and eyes. This can help regulate stress and keep you fit. The average time that you should exercise is 150 minutes every week at a minimum. 

Overall Posture

Avoiding sitting in one position for too long, sitting up straight, and ensuring that not much pressure is put on your lower back are all great ways to prevent these headaches and ensure that your posture remains healthy.

Control Your Caffeine

Caffeine is known to cause constant frontal headache and nausea too. Moderating your caffeine intake can help you maintain the pain better, and in some cases even get rid of it altogether.

Increase Water Intake

Hydration is the main element to ensure a healthy lifestyle. Not consuming enough required water can also become the cause of a painful headache. 


Front headache have varying types and can be caused by different triggers but are generally not related to serious conditions. Understanding what kind of headache you are facing can be the first step in effectively taking care of yourself and easing the pain you may be feeling. Doing things like providing your eyes with rest, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and controlling your caffeine intake can help you prevent any kind of headache. 

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