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How to stop headache?

How to stop headache?

It depends on type: This depends on what type of headache as there are many types of headaches. The most common thing that people use are over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen). However, if it is a migraine headache it may require prescription meds. If related to muscle tension a massage can help. Acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, chiropractic treatment, stress reduction and sleep can help too. ...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 to stop headaches?

How to stop headaches?

Exam and history: There is no way to discuss headache therapy without a thorough history and examination. There are many, many causes of headches and many types of headaches. ...Read more

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Have to go on a 1 day fast before a colon test. But I get bad headache when I fast. Is ok to take sugar water before the test? How I stop headache?

Have to go on a 1 day fast before a colon test. But I get bad headache when I fast. Is ok to take sugar water before the test? How I stop headache?

Ask the GI: It is probably ok. But depending on what the physician scoping you is looking for, he/she may have reasons that you should not do it. I think it would be best to call the physician's office with this question. ...Read more

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How to stop a headache?

How to stop a headache?

Best Headache Meds: A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen (paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone.

http://thejournalofheadacheandpain. Springeropen. Com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76 ...Read more

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How to stop a headache?

How to stop a headache?

Take two aspirin. ..: And call me in the morning is the old joke about what doctor's say. You need to describe your symptoms to your primary care physician who can decide if testing is needed or if it is a sign of some other medical condition. ...Read more

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How to stop morning headaches?

How to stop morning headaches?

Find the cause: There are many potential causes for morning headaches such as sleep apnea, uncontrolled bp, caffeine overuse with a withdrawal as the caffeine decreases while asleep, low blood sugar etc. It is a symptom that needs further evaluation. Hopefully the cause can be determined and corrected or at least managed. ...Read more

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How can I stop a headache?

How can I stop a headache?

Depends on the cause: Headaches can have multiple causes. Migraines a more serious form of headache. More common are tension headaches. Headaches can be due to dehydration. You should drink water, cut down on colas and caffeine. Also excessive alcohol intake. Taking magnesium, calcium and b vitamins can help. Also, some medication can cause headaches. ...Read more

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How to stop these morning headaches?

How to stop these morning headaches?

Vague: Certainly need a lot more info. Duration, intensity, location. Keep a pain diary if you can and document your headaches. Then consider seeing your doctor. It could be due to grinding your teeth during sleep which tenses the muscles of the face and head. ...Read more

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How can I stop a headache natrually, I lay in the floor its cold and I also lay on the heat could it be from both or a hunger headache help please!

How can I stop a headache natrually, I lay in the floor its cold and I also lay on the heat could it be from both or a hunger headache help please!

Check out these: Links. Have a merry christmas! Http://m.wikihow. Com/treat-a-headache-with-herbs. Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=20628. ...Read more

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How can one stop migrane headache?

How can one stop migrane headache?

Prophylactic approac: Stopping acute migraine can be treated with Triptan family of Ned's, such as imitrex (sumatriptan) or the combination of raglan and ibuprofen.prevention medications include tricyclics antidepressants (amitriptyline), beta blockers (propranolol), anti seizure meds (topamax, depakote) and antihistamines (cyproheptadine), ...Read more

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I think im getting rebound headaches because im taking way to much excedrin...How can I stop these headaches. The Excedrin only helps for couple hrs.?

I think im getting rebound headaches because im taking way to much excedrin...How can I stop these headaches. The Excedrin only helps for couple hrs.?

Treat cause: You can easily get into a therapeutic rut that allows rebound to add to your problem. Concentrate on finding the underlying cause/trigger to your headaches. Since most ha come out of the neck, make sure they treat there. Prevention and treating the underlying cause is the key so multiple daily meds won't be needed. ...Read more

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I've been having this ocular migraine that has lasted over 3 hours. How can I stop the headache?

I've been having this ocular migraine that has lasted over 3 hours. How can I stop the headache?

Nasal Decongestant: Try a nasal decongestant spray. This will decrease the swelling in the delicate plexus of nerves within your nose that triggers occular migraines. ...Read more

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I missed my period last month& it came this month on time but its very heavy its giving me a bad headache is this normal? How do I stop the headache?

I missed my period last month& it came this month on time but its very heavy its giving me a bad headache is this normal? How do I stop the headache?

Medications: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen can both be taken for headaches. They can be used together and just follow the dose instructions on the bottle. Then schedule a visit with an Obgyn to discuss irregular heavy periods and the options to improve control. ...Read more

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How can you most effectively stop headaches?

How can you most effectively stop headaches?

Headache: The best way to get rid of headaches is to find a quiet, darkened room and lie down. Spend 20-30 minutes focusing on your breathing to relax yourself even further. Drink some fluids such as water. If that does not help, then try some Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen as directed on the bottle. If these things do not improve your headache or it worsens, then consult a medical provider. ...Read more

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How do I stop a migraine headache?

How do I stop a migraine headache?

Number of approaches: There are several ways to abort a migraine headache but it depends on the circumstance as well as the chronicity. You should speak to your local doctor about the details of your headaches who can then help devising a treatment plan with you for the headaches. ...Read more

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How do you stop having tension headaches after stress?

How do you stop having tension headaches after stress?

A pain in the head: Various relaxation strategies may help including diaphragmatic breathing, muscle relaxation, or meditation. Acetominophen or Aspirin work well. If there is a migraine component, abortive agents more typically used for migraines may help as well. Eliminating the stress or dealing with it effectively would be beneficial, for example, being assertive with workmate's ideas whom you disagree with. ...Read more

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How to make a headache stop? I tried tylenol (acetaminophen) it didn't work any other suggestions besides medicines?

How to make a headache stop? I tried tylenol (acetaminophen) it didn't work any other suggestions besides medicines?

Headache Rx: Before suggesting how to stop a headache, important to know what kind of headache you have. If simple tension or mild vascular headache, then combination medications with aspirin, acetaminophen, caffeine, like excedrin might work. Hydration works. Sometimes cold cloth or cooling hand in water. Again, depends on type or cause. ...Read more

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How is viral meningitis treated? What medications? How to relieve headache? And stop nausea?

How is viral meningitis treated? What medications? How to relieve headache? And stop nausea?

Symptomatic care: Treatment is supportive with fluids, and antipyretics, and pain medication. Rest is also necessary. ...Read more

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What is a good way to stop headaches?

What is a good way to stop headaches?

Headaches: Headaches may have many causes and in order to "stop" the headaches, it is important to ascertain the cause. Most of the time the common headache is what we call as "tension type headache". Both techniques of stress reduction, physically & mentally are important. For symptomatic relief taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen as needed is ok as long as it is not done on a continuous basis. ...Read more

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I have a headache what should I do to stop the pain?

I have a headache what should I do to stop the pain?

"take 2 aspirin &. ": "common" headaches, which are usually stress or infection (URI) induced respond nicely to otc meds, such as aspirin. There are at least 500 causes of headache. Without a much better history, no rational answer is possible. ...Read more

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Why is it important to stop a headache early in its course?

Why is it important to stop a headache early in its course?

Early Rx headache: Headache can last hours or days, good rx cut off the attacks rapidly. Better rx is to prevent recurrences of headache. Beware not to take pain medication for more than 2-3 time week which will aggravate headache and trigger worse headache in the long run. Med to prevent headache are to be taken daily so to minimize pain meds taken regularly. ...Read more

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I get headache when I do not eat on time what can I do to stop them?

I get headache when I do not eat on time what can I do to stop them?

Eat snacks: Not eating determines hypoglycemia, low sugar level. We need to eat either small snacks or meal but our body need nutrition! ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 4 days and nothing works. Whay can I do to stop it?

I've had a headache for 4 days and nothing works. Whay can I do to stop it?

Diagnose and treat: The mainstay of headache treatment is nsaids like advil and analgesics like tylenol (acetaminophen). However, some headache types such as migraines and cluster headaches respond to specific treatments in addition to these. Therefore, you need to be evaluated by your doc to determine what sort of headache this is to ensure that it is being treated properly and effectively. ...Read more

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Feel headache after waking up in the morning all the time. What can I do to stop this?

Feel headache after waking up in the morning all the time. What can I do to stop this?

Morning headaches: Lots of things can be the culprit:
1]are you pregnant?
2]reactions to red wine or too much alcohol [read "hangover"]
3]withdrawal symptoms from over-the-counter pain medications - aspirin, motrim, etc.
4]caffeine withdrawl - what happens to the headache once you get your first morning coffee?
5]any diabetes in the family? What happens once you eat something? ...Read more

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I have a headache only on the left side it stops and then it comes back. What can this be?

I have a headache only on the left side it stops and then it comes back. What can this be?

Possible migraine: I suggest a complete physical and neurological examination: very suspicious for migraine. ...Read more

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I always have a headache at times its really bad? What's wrong with me? How can in stop this?

I always have a headache at times its really bad? What's wrong with me? How can in stop this?

Contact your doctor: You may have migraine, but many other possible causes. Do not treat this by yourself, see your doctor and have him/her handle this. ...Read more

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I have a headache for 4 days now, pain is mild but I still can't get out of it, what can I do to stop it?

I have a headache for 4 days now, pain is mild but I still can't get out of it, what can I do to stop it?

Get evaluated: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication. ...Read more

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Started new early morning routine (5.45am) and I now constantly have headaches throughout day. They stop briefly if I eat sugary food. Bizzare?

Started new early morning routine (5.45am) and I now constantly have headaches throughout day. They stop briefly if I eat sugary food. Bizzare?

Low blood sugar: The description of your symptoms and its response to sugary food indicates that you might have low blood sugar. I would recommend to have some basic blood work to find out any clue why your blood sugar is low. The worst case scenario is Insulin producing tumor but very unlikely ...Read more