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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?

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

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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 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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How could I get rid of my headache?

OTC meds: I would try the simple things first - cool compress to the forehead, resting your eyes in a cool, dark room and taking advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a sugar headache?

How do I 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

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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 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 don't HAV stomach problems. Drink in moderation and don't drink and drive ever. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a sugar headache?

How do you get rid of a sugar headache?

Have to wait it out: A headache due to a metabolic condition is probably best treated by correcting the problem. Wait for the sugar to come down and watch what you eat. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of daily headaches?

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

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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 my massive headaches?

How can I get rid of my massive headaches?

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

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What can I do to get rid of bad headaches?

What can I do to get rid of bad headaches?

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

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What do I do to get rid of constant headaches?

What do I do to get rid of constant headaches?

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

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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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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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I am wondering what helps get rid of bad headaches?

I am wondering what helps get rid of bad headaches?

That depends on what: Type of headache it is. Vascular, tension and sinus headaches are different types with varied approaches to treatment of each. So, the first step is to be evaluated. Once the type of headache is determined - a treatment plan can be recommended. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of stress headaches?

Possibilities: You could consider biofeedback therapy, which has a long history of helpful results with headaches. Board certified biofeedback therapists can be found via: http://www. Bcia. Org/i4a/pages/index. Cfm? Pageid=1 certification is important because states may not regulate who calls himself/herself a biofeedback therapist. Also see http://www. Aapb. Org/i4a/pages/index. Cfm? Pageid=3281. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of/prevent headaches?

Is there a good way to get rid of/prevent headaches?

Headaches: There are different approaches to different kinds of headaches. For all, adequate and healthy restorative sleep is imperative. Regular exercising with deep breathing and relaxation also help. Relieving neck tension by massage can help. If migraines, to prevent use a combination nutraceutical with magnesium, vit b2 (riboflavin), coq10, feverfew and/or butterbur (herbs). ...Read more

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What natural methods can I use to get rid of headaches?

What natural methods can I use to get rid of headaches?

Just rest: And a good nights sleep can help. Some people use herbal remedies. Some of this is placebo effect. Sometimes just having your friends over and feeling happy can reduce headaches. But headaches if they persist or combined with other neurological symptoms need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad headache?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad headache?

One option: Auricular acupuncture and chinese scalp acpuncture can both be very effective for alleviating headaches (including migraines). ...Read more

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Could you tell me any treatment to get rid of a headache quickly?

Could you tell me any treatment to get rid of a headache quickly?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of really bad headaches that you get a lot?

Well it might be a s: Sign if you get headaches a lot that there is something causing the headaches. I think if they do not go away with minor otc medication you should see a doctor and make sure there is no other neurological underlying disorder. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad headache, what are ways to get rid of it?

ONE HEADACHE?: One headache will go away. Many headaches suggest a problem.
Problems may be physical or psychological. If there are many, ask your dr to sort it out.
Many people would wait untill headaches really got bad, but if there are several check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a headache fast without taking medication?

What do I do to get rid of a headache fast without taking medication?

Depends on Cause: Most common headaches are caused by stress/strain/tension on the muscles. You can sometimes find the muscle that is stressed in the back of your neck and rub it or possibly massage your temples or apply pressue to the tension or "trigger" point. Your md, dentist or massage therapist can help you located the triggers you have and self-massage often can bring relief quickly. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of this terrible headache?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of this terrible headache?

Find the cause: If you are properly evaluated looking for the cause of your headache, the proper treatment can be given.

See a doctor to find out if the cause is neck problems, sinus infection, migraines, allergy or other caused. Treat the cause and not the pain symptoms and get rid of the problem ...Read more

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What are the causes of my headaches/migraines and how can I get rid of them?

What are the causes of my headaches/migraines and how can I get rid of them?

Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I getting headaches after I sleep over 8 hours? How can I get rid of it?

Why am I getting headaches after I sleep over 8 hours? How can I get rid of it?

Sleep disorder?: I know this is going to sound obvious but... Either don't sleep over 8 hours or see a sleep specialist for an evaluation. A normal person does not have the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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How many times a day or week is it ok to masturbate? Does it get rid of headaches?

How many times a day or week is it ok to masturbate? Does it get rid of headaches?

Masturbation/headach: Headaches - if it is a habitual headache, try Acetaminophen or ibuprofen, cool compress to the head. If chronic or worsening, see doc.
Masturbation - that's a debatable question. I would not recommend it to anyone. There's no definition of excessive masturbation as far as the # of times in an individual, but excessive masturbation can be a problem. ...Read more

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I'm constantly getting headaches and it's getting harder and harder to get rid of, why?

I'm constantly getting headaches and it's getting harder and harder to get rid of, why?

Need evaluation: Persistent headaches should be evaluated by your physician. You may need a thorough examination, MRI imaging studies, blood tests to look for causes and possible treatments.

Seek evaluation soon. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of headaches that I have everyday that's not over-the-counter drugs?

Daily Headaches: Usually are from tension/stress or related to migraine or allergy. If you are having daily headaches you need to talk to your md to figure out the cause to find the best way to treat them. The headaches are more likely a symptom of something else that leads to the headache. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of cluster headaches? I've been getting them almost everyday for 3 years now

How do you get rid of cluster headaches? I've been getting them almost everyday for 3 years now

Cluster headaches: Cluster headaches can be very effectively treated by sphenopalatine ganglion blockade. A trial is done with local anesthetic only and if effective, a long term treatment is done with radiofrequency ablation of the ganglion. It should be performed by a properly trained and experienced physician. Good luck in your treatments. ...Read more