The Link Between Migraine Headache and Fever

If you’re unfortunate enough to experience the double whammy of a fever and a migraine attack, you may wonder what could be causing those symptoms, and whether migraine and fever are somehow connected.

“I get this question a lot from patients,” says Lauren Doyle Strauss, DO, vice chair of clinical operations at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in Virginia. “A fever that comes with a headache or migraine can be very concerning for both patients and their families.”

Although many common illnesses can cause such symptoms, there are rare cases where migraine and fever occurring together may be a sign of a serious illness.

Here’s what to know about headache, migraine, and fever:

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