U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 35-year-old member asked:

what is the best way to take care of a tension headache?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry 58 years experience
DECREASE TENSION: If a situation causes tension, change the situation. If you can't do this, change your response to stress.If you can't do that alone, get help. Psychotherapy doesn't require that people have a mental illness, and it often strengthens their ability to handle the challenges of living.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 52-year-old member asked:

Which treatment works the best and fastest for tension headache?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Nsaids: Nsaids and relaxation technique are the first line of treatment for tension headache. If is not responding to therapy or getting worse see your pcp.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to alleviate a tension headache?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management 11 years experience
Home remedies: You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging your temples and green tea. Advil or Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) might also provide you some relief.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I best take care of a tension headache?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alexander Zubkov
Neurology 27 years experience
Feverfew: You can try feverfew, over the counter herbal supplement.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about the best remedy for tension headache?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Some below: A tension headache is pain/discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck, associated with muscle tightness in these areas. The goal is to treat headache right away, and to prevent headaches by changing your triggers. Learning to manage headaches by relaxation methods. Medicines relieve tension: OCT painkillers--as aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen,Narcotic pain relievers. Other Prpzac. TCA.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Can any doc tell me what's the best remedy for tension headache?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Lower stress/use OTC: You can treat most tension headaches with: over-the-counter pain medicines. Use rx drugs for chronic or very bad headaches. Try meditation and other ways to lower your stress. Try over-the-counter drugs first- aspirin, advil, (ibuprofen) motrim, etc. Use prescription drugs if you have chronic or very bad headaches. Avoiding things that trigger headaches. Try meditation ; other ways to tx. Headache.

Related questions

A 38-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 33-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 27-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 24-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Apr 16, 2016

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.