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What do I do to get rid of a headache fast without taking medication?

What do I do to get rid of a headache fast without taking medication?

Depends on Cause: Most common headaches are caused by stress/strain/tension on the muscles. You can sometimes find the muscle that is stressed in the back of your neck and rub it or possibly massage your temples or apply pressue to the tension or "trigger" point. Your md, dentist or massage therapist can help you located the triggers you have and self-massage often can bring relief quickly. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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How can I get rid of a headache really fast?

How can I get rid of a headache really fast?

Calm: It all depends on the cause of the headache. Most headaches respond well to relaxation, quiet and low light environment. Light massage (accupressure) can also be of benefit. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works well for most people if taken as directed. If your headache is chronic or much more severe than usual, you should contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any easy ways to get rid of a headache kinda fast without medicine?

Is there any easy ways to get rid of a headache kinda fast without medicine?

Maybe: Depends on what you mean kinda fast....An acupressure technique is to press with thumb and forefinger the meaty part of your left hand between the thumb and forefinger...And hold for a minute.. This works for many headaches and can work quickly if it is not bad. Deep breathing also helps. Breathe in to count of 4. Hold 4. Out to count of 4. Hold 4...For as long as it takes to relax. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of headaches fast!?

What are good ways to get rid of headaches fast!?

TCM: I agree w dr. Ibrahim, in addition you can consider acupuncture. It is very effective for tension, migraine & sinus headaches.It is safe, effective & works remarkably fast. If you are having recurrent headaches, a medical evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Anyone know how to get rid of a stress headache fast?

Anyone know how to get rid of a stress headache fast?

? The problem: Part of the stress/tension headache may be a fast paced life style. You may not have control over the stress but you do have control over how you respond to it. There are medications that may help but it is better to find ways to idenify the triggers and deal with them. Look into the techniques of cognitive behavior therapy. Take control of your stress response and you will have less headaches. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a headache and toothache?

How do you get rid of a headache and toothache?

DDS and MD: Regarding the toothache, you'll have to see a dentist to determine the cause & have it treated accordingly. Regarding the headache, if you suffer from chronic headaches or simple otc medications does not relieve it, you should see a physician as headaches may be a symptom of other underlying medical issues.The two may or may not be related. Pain medication only covers up & does not fix any problem. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a headache without sleeping it off or drugs?

How do you get rid of a headache without sleeping it off or drugs?

Depends: It depends upon the cause of the headache. If it is a tumor you need treatment. If it is another cause the option will be different. I would suggest an evaluation by a headache specialist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a headache?

How do I get rid of a headache?

Many options.: Headaches can be caused by many different causes - eye strain, dehydration, neck tension, or be migraine-type. If you get a mild headache only occasionally, i suggest trying to drink a glass or two of water, take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, get off the screen if you have been keyboarding or texting, and ask a friend to massage your neck and shoulders for a few minutes. If it persists, see the doc. ...Read more

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