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How To Get Rid Of A Sugar Headache
Hypoglycemic headach: When something causes a rapid drop in blood sugar, the brain will initiate various mechanisms to raise it. One of the symptoms of low blood sugar is a mild, dull headache. Eating something to raise your blood sugar should resolve it. In the future steer clear of foods/beverages high in sugar. Research the "glycemic index" to find carbs that will avoid that. ...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
Hi my husband has had a headache for 5 days now and he has taken everything to try and get rid of it. But it still won't go away. What should I do?
Long time: I would take him for a check at urgent care or a doctor's office. Make sure he isn't dehydrated, anemic: there is likely an underlying reason why what you've been doing hasn't helped. If he has a cluster headache, they are difficult to treat and can last for days, most other headaches subside after 1-2 days. ...Read more
Fluids and Sleep:
Ensure you're taking enough fluids. Try getting a good nights sleep. Stay away from bright lights and loud noises. If these don't cure the headache, try taking some Tylenol or Anti inflammatories.
If none of these help then you need to see a Dr to investigate the cause of the headache ...Read more
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
Chronic daily HA's:
You need to break up pattern with preventative measures, and many choices: otc includes riboflavin, butterbur, co-q10, feverfew, magnesium. Rx such as divalproex sodium, topirimate, beta-blockers, naproxen.
Botox, newer dental devices, occipital nerve blocks. Really best to see neurologist who specializes in headaches. ...Read more
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
Headache can have multiple causes. It can be migraine (very common) or can be from a brain tumor or bleeding in the brain. If this the first time you have had a headache then you need to see a physician and will need neuroimaging.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/headache/my00407. ...Read more
More info: You must first determine cause of your headache dirst. Menstrual periods, tension, neck muscle spaqsms, neck muscle strain, histamine allergic cause, closed head trauma, concussions, neck intrevertebral disc problems, migraines, brain tumors, thyroid problems can all be source of your headache. First I would get a brain and possibly a cervical MRI to determine cause of headaches. Thyroid tests nex. ...Read more
See your doctor: Headaches can be tricky. I think a headache journal is an excellent idea. Most of the meds we think are good for headache are not good for headache, even the triptans, designed for migriane can excerbate migriane. The best thing to do is see a doctor who specalizes in headaches. ...Read more
Headaches: Treating headaches is not always simple. Naturally, you want to avoid having a headache if possible when you know the triggers such as stress, alcohol/coffee/certain food/substances, over working, lack of sleep. If you already have a headache, it can be hard to get rid of. Try to relax, get some sleep, drink more fluid, turn off TV/phone... to see if it helps. ...Read more
See below:: Apply an ice pack to the painful area of your head. Place it on your forehead, temples, or back of your neck. Take a warm bath or shower; take a nap; or take a walk. Ask someone to rub your neck and back, or treat yourself to a massage.Apply gentle, steady rotating pressure to the painful area of your head with your index finger and/or thumb. Close eyes, rest, sit, or lie quietly in a low-lit room. ...Read more
Headaches: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, eye strain, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more
NSAIDS: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) like ibuprophen, Aspirin or naproxin, will soothe most headaches; Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) will work as well. Be sure to read the directions on the bottle carefully before you take them. Nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen) can lead to rebound headaches if abused; if your headaches persist, make sure to see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Definition: Chronic daily headaches is when there are more than 15 events in one month. So, start a preventative program to breakup this pattern. Several prescription meds may work, but also otc items of value. Talk to your doctor and start working with this. ...Read more
See below: I agree with dr. Ali. Chinese scalp acupuncture & auricular (ear) acupuncture are often quite beneficial. However, it you have recurrent severe headaches it is important to have these medically evaluated to determine the cause, the type of headache & an appropriate treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more
Pain 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 (there are many different types), and the development of a treatment plan for that diagnosis. Over the counter analgesic medications may provide short term relief. Persistent headaches require an evaluation by an appropriately trained provider. ...Read more
Find the cause: Constant headaches are more than just a pain. They are telling you that something is not working right. Why not and what is wrong are what you need. If the pain is coming from muscles (probably) then you have to find out why the muscles are cramping. You may wish to look into your bite, joints and muscles (TMJ) as this may be a possible answer. ...Read more
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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