Preventing the actions that trigger your cough headaches — whether that's coughing, sneezing or straining on the toilet — may help reduce the number of headaches you experience. Some preventive measures may include:

  • Treating lung infections, such as bronchitis
  • Avoiding medications that cause coughing as a side effect
  • Getting an annual flu shot
  • Using stool softeners to avoid constipation
  • Minimizing heavy lifting or bending for long periods
May. 05, 2012