To prevent external compression headaches, avoid unnecessary headwear.
If protective headwear, such as a sports or construction helmet, is necessary, make sure it fits properly and is positioned carefully. Try various styles and sizes to find the most comfortable options.
Also, if possible, try to temporarily take off headwear frequently to remove the pressure.
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