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San Francisco, California
A 33-year-old member asked:

Tension headache - what i can do or take?/

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Lots!: Here are very good ideas: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tension-headache/in-depth/headaches/ART-20047631?pg=1 You'll notice there are no pills. Taking an OTC as directed would be ok if that has helped, before but these ways are best. Also,have an exam to be sure it is a tension headache if these things don't help.
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San Jose, CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What can I take for tension headache?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin or Advil, Aleve, Excedrin, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms should be examined.
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Last updated May 26, 2016
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