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How To Cure A Headache Instantly
New family?: Kidding aside, headaches could be symptoms of something else. We have all these common headaches that go away with tylenol (acetaminophen). There are headaches from the neck called tension headache treated with nonsteroidals but there are more complicated headaches such as cluster, migraine or some intracranial process. If the headache does not go away with common remedy, go to your md please. ...Read more
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
Relief, not cure: You are really asking for relief of a severe head pain. Unless you know the cause of your headache, you cannot "cure" a headache. Even when the cause is known, cure is an often unreachable goal. Different types of headaches respond to different treatments. For starters, there's nothing better than good ol' Aspirin (and i don't mean acetaminophen). If that doesn't work, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Multiple preventative meds present, including topirimate, depakote, beta-blockers, botox, but also otc, such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, co-q-10. Some foods act as triggers and lists can be "googled". Bright lights and strong odors can be problems also. Discuss with your doc and try one or more of the above. ...Read more
It really depends : The key is to know if you have a headache or a sinus infection. Generally with a sinus infection drainage and nasal congestion will be common. Ibuprofen works pretty well for sinus pain. Persistent or worsening sinus pressure or headache should be checked by a physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No cure: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough: Try this: Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day: 50% electrolyte rich fluids, 50% clear broth, bullion, consume .Warm water gargles, nasal saline mist, hot tea and dark brown honey, Hot steam showers, Cold-Eze Lozenges, Tylenol 1-2 TABLETS every 4-6 hours as needed for fever greater than 100. Tea with dark brown honey OK to use Robitussin DM( or generic equivalent ) 1-2 tsp. every 4-6 hrs.as needed ...Read more
No cure: There's no immediate "cure", but if you want instant relief a decongestant nasal spray is your best bet. Be careful, though, because if you use decongestant nasal spray longer than about 3 days you'll get hooked on it and not be able to breathe without it. It's best used only in emergencies (for diving, in airplanes, if you've really got to sleep and can't breathe) and only for a few days. ...Read more
Sinus HA: Saline lavages, saline nasal sprays, and inhalation of steam and vapor like the netti pot. These can be used liberally. Beginning now, a short course of afrin or other long acting otc nasal spray 2 puffs each nostril three times a day for three days should help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can a tension headache last? And how can I prevent it? What exercises can I do to help it go away?
Too broad: a question for this format, Florence, I am sorry. I would suggest that you schedule a consult with me or another provider to try to determine the type and cause of your headaches and help you to learn to deal with them. Good news is, most are manageable! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take two aspirin ...: And call me in the morning is the old joke about what doctor's say. You need to describe your symptoms to your primary care physician who can decide if testing is needed or if it is a sign of some other medical condition. ...Read more
Best Headache Meds: A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone. http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Many stomach aches will get better on their own with time. Gas pain, gallstone pain, reflux etc may last for 20 min to a couple hours and then resolve. Acid diseases (gastritis, gerd, ) may be temporarily relieved by Tums (calcium carbonate) etc. Any stomach ache that lasts longer than 3-4 hours or doesn't resolve with over the counter meds should be evaluated by your md. ...Read more
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