This variety of headache is generally confined to one side of the head, or the pain is developed above the root of the nose. The pains are of a neuralgic character, violent, throbbing, darting and stinging, worse at night, and attended with thirst, flushed cheeks, and great sensitiveness to light, noise, or touch.

Belladonna is a prominent remedy, where the pains are of a violent burning, shooting, or rending character, commencing sometimes gently, but increasing to a fearful intensity. There is often a roaring and buzzing in the ear, and sensation as if water were fluctuating in the head.

Rhus, Bryonia, Ign., Nux-v., Puls., Coff., Cham. are also prominent remedies in this affection. (See Headache from congestion.)