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How To Cure A Migraine Fast
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
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
No magic: Nobody has proven any of the many "folk" remedies, especially not hair of the dog that bit you - drinking whatever gave you the hangover. Recent chinese study found drinking warm sprite to be helpful, and hydration is critical. A couple tylenol (acetaminophen) or an advil otc tablet, or just lying downwith a cool compress on your forehead is the best thing. Rest, let your body recover, drink less next tim ...Read more
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
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
Unsure: there are medical services in some large cities that provide hangover treatment. basically they come to your home and give iv fluids, vitamins, anti inflammatories and stomach medication. but really its a gimmick and its expensive. i imagine that people get relief from this treatment but that its expensive. is taking a couple aspirin or alka-seltzer, vitamins and drinking water that hard to do? ...Read more
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
Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...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
Vicks: The best treatments are nasal decongestants, mucolytics, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. One thing that I do when i get sinus pressure headaches is to rub Vicks on my forehead. Give it a try! it works for me. If these don't help then it would be good to get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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