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How can I get rid of a migraine headache?

How can I get rid of a migraine headache?

It Depends: For occasional migraines (1 a month or less) taking a medication like Ibuprofen to to stop the headache as soon as it starts can be effective. If your headaches are more frequent taking this type of medication frequently can lead to rebound headaches and you might need a medication to prevent your migraines. In addition there is some evidence for cam like acupuncture, and feverfew. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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 to get rid of a hangover headache?

How to get rid of a hangover headache?

Depends: Cheesemelt, the best cure is prevention. Drink one water or noncaffeinated drink after each alcoholic one. Eat before drinking, and taking an antiinflammatory like advil (ibuprofen) if u dont HAV stomach problems. Drink in moderation and dont drink and drive ever. ...Read more

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How would i get help rid of a migraine headache?

How would i get help rid of a migraine headache?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a migraine?

How can I get rid of a migraine?

Migraine: First, be sure it is migraine. See; http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/migraine.Html or read freedom from headaches by saper and magee. Second, try the generic version of excedrin (which has acetaminophen, Aspirin and caffeine combined), or Naproxen (trade name aleve). Third, if you truly have migraine, learn which foods are your migraine triggers, and then learn when to avoid those foods. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a migraine?

How can you get rid of a migraine?

Depends: There are prescription meds that can be used and sometimes over the counter pain reilevers work . However, it may also depend on the underlying cause for the migraine. A visit with your physician is the best way to find something that can work for you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a headache?

How can I get rid of a headache?

Cause of headache: Many possibilities. Help for you depends on what is causing the headaches. Please give much more information so we can help you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of migraine?

How to get rid of migraine?

Complicated Q, but..: There r many types of migraine, and many rx's. If you've never had work-up for cause, c ur gp or a neurologist for evaluation. Ur description, blood tests, an MRI may be important. For now, try drinking a lot of water/fruit juice, rest in dark room, take two advil (ibuprofen) or alleve with a bit of food, avoid cheeses & wines, drink 2 cups of caffeinated coffee, and do some deep relaxation breathing. Smile. ...Read more

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How to get rid of migraine?

Migraine: Many treatments include rest, fluids, and antiinflammatories.Very effective class of drugs called triptans. ...Read more

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How to get rid of this throbbing headache?

How to get rid of this throbbing headache?

One or many?: Most throbbing headaches are benign, i.e. Do not imply serious underlying disease. A single "worst headache of my life" event should provoke medical investigation. Recurrent throbbing headaches are usually migrainous and respond to specific treatment if diagnosis is confirmed. 3 or more migraine headaches monthly may profitably be treated preventively. ...Read more

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How to get rid of headache immediately?

How to get rid of headache immediately?

First...: Drink plenty of water and eat something. Try pinching your adductor pollicis (locating in the webbing/area between your index finger and thumb, it feels like a tight ball) make clockwise circles while pinching this spot, this should help with the headache but it is really only temporary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixh20u56i8g. ...Read more

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How to get rid of constant headaches?

How to get rid of constant headaches?

Constant headaches: It helps to know what kind of headaches you have first. Tension headache? Migraine? Paroxysmal hemicrania? Something else. We cannot expect you to make the diagnosis. It would help for you to work with a medical provider who knows about headaches, so they can guide you through this. ...Read more

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How to get rid of annoying migraine headaches?

How to get rid of annoying migraine headaches?

A/W Dr. Bragg: Triggers for migraine headaches can include things like stress, odors/scents, neck tension, alcohol, hormonal changes(such as menses), lights, smoke or other fumes, ^'ed physical activity, particular foods, becoming overheated ; sleep patterns. Know your trigger ; avoid them. Your neurologist can prescribed preventive medication as well. ...Read more

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What can help get rid of a headache?

What can help get rid of a headache?

NSAID, sleep, etc: These general steps will help many headaches: 1. Avoid bright light and loud noise 2. Use an antiflammatory (NSAID) like prescription ketaprofen or otc Ibuprofen 3. Before 4 pm drink a caffeinated beverage5. Get an uninterrupted night of sleep 6. Exercise moderately before 2 pm 7. Identify and reduce your psychological stress 8. The supplement butterbur root recently has been found useful. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my headache?

How to get rid of my headache?

OTC meds: If you have a typical headache (not the worst headache of your life) then I would try Excederin or Motrin Migraine. Cool compresses, sleep, neck and temple massage. If this is a severe headache associated with numbness / tingling, visual changes or problems speaking or thinking, you need to go to the ER. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of migraine headaches?

What can I do to get rid of migraine headaches?

Migraines: Many treatments exist for migraines. As well as preventive measures. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a headache due to a toothache?

How can I get rid of a headache due to a toothache?

Jaw precautions: Start with an antiinflammatory medication such as alleve, Motrin or advil, (ibuprofen) ice the area that hurts, adopt a soft diet and then make an appointment with a dentist asap. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a pounding headache and dizziness?

How to get rid of a pounding headache and dizziness?

Pounding headache: I would start with excedrin migraine, or naprosyn (naproxen) (aleve), or Ibuprofen (advil, motrin). Try a cold compress over the area that is throbbing. If you can, i would try to nap. If the headache continues, i would go to the local emergency room. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a massive headache?

How can I get rid of a massive headache?

Depends: There are great medications for headache such as the triptans, imitrex, sumavel, zomig, relpax, (eletriptan) etc) but it is important to find out the cause first. You shoulld talk to your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my sinus headache?

How to get rid of my sinus headache?

Depends: Sinus headache is caused by a difference in pressure between the sinus cavity and the outside world. The drainage pathway of the sinuses are narrow. When swelling occurs in the nasal cavity, this becomes blocked. Reversing the swelling will allow for the pressure to equalize. Knowing the cause of the swelling helps determine what works best - uri, allergy, infection, etc. See your doctor or ent. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a stress headache?

How can I get rid of a stress headache?

Agree w Dr. Machanic: Address specific stressors. In addition to valuable info already provided - work to manage your stress. o address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure,> ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more