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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

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 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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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 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 can you get rid of a head ache?

How can you get rid of a head ache?

See your doctor: Headaches can be caused by a number of possibilities. These include hormonal fluctuations, dehydration, muscle tension, sinus/allergy issues, infections, migraines, tumors, and a number of other medical issues. Best to see your doctor to narrow the cause. Only when we have a cause can we then get rid of a headache. ...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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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 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 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 can I get rid of a head ache?

How can I get rid of a head ache?

Treatment.: Unfortunately, although this is a simple question the answer is not. The key to treatment is an appropriate evaluation, the making of a diagnosis, and the development of a treatment plan for that diagnosis. Most headaches are self limiting and resolve shortly. Persistent headaches requires an evaluation by an appropriately trained provider. ...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 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 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 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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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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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?

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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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 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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