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Natural Headache Cure
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
Treat the cause: Headaches have a cause. See if you can find the cause of the headaches and then treat the cause. Look into: high blood pressure, possible infections, possible pathologies, (rule out medical causes), look into jaw joint and muscle pain (tmj). When you find out what is causing the headaches you can begin to treat the cause. You may need to check with your doctor/dentist for professional guidance. ...Read more
Magnesium, butterbur: If you have frequent, chronic headaches you likely have migraines. Although there are a few supplements with some evidence, you will likely need a prescription medicine to get full relief. High dose magnesium can help prevent headaches, but the dosage often will cause diarrhea. There is evidence for butterbur as well. ...Read more
Relaxation: Many headaches occur due to anxiety, tension and stress. Most of them require pain medication like tylenol (acetaminophen) unless they are mild and are treated quickly. Some of these mild ones will go away if you can take a short break to relax, take a short walk and use massage of the head and neck areas. If the headach doe snot settle down in 30 minutes, try tylenol (acetaminophen) which is one of the safest first order treatm. ...Read more
Headache: 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, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more
I have a really bad morning headache but need to work today! how do I cure it quickly and naturally!?
Ice cube and stretch: Take ice cube and rub the base of your neck 15- 20 times and stretch your neck muscles in all directions. Finish with moving your head horizontally (like a chicken) 10 times. Take 2-4 ibuprofens (200mg each). ...Read more
Natural cures : Natural ways to cure headache include magnesium riboflavin butterbur feverfew decrease stress. Change your blood pressure by avoiding caffeine completely and hydrating sufficiently. Breathing slower focusing on lengthening your exhale works. Yoga and meditation can help as can massage therapy and acupressure. Ice packs relaxing bath all can help. Hope some of these work for you. ...Read more
Can you tell me some home remedies or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?
Try this, herobird..: The ancient Egyptians would firmly bind a clay crocodile holding grain in its mouth to the head of the patient using a strip of linen that bore the names of the gods who the Egyptians believed could cure their ailments. Back then, most people lived short, hard, uncomfortable, disease-ridden lives. "Natural cures"? You don't have to be an indiscriminate pill-popper to appreciate modern medicines. ...Read more
Are there any home treatments or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?
Headache prevention: For frequent migraine headaches, magensium and butterbur have been shown to prevent headaches. For tension headaches, neck stretching and realted physical therapy has been shown to prevent headaches. What kind of headache do you have? That may be important. Some kinds don't responds to these treatments. ...Read more
I got a really bad headache, and i hate pumping my body full of tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil. Anybody know a natural way to cure a headache?
How can I cure a bad headache naturally also how can I cure a sore throat naturally and what is the cause of headaches ?
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questions. Can't address all 3 in 400 characters or less- will address 1. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea.
Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try Thyme tea. ...Read more
Can fluid in the ears cause popping sound in ears when swallowing, dizziness, nausea, headache/pressure? What is a natural cure for this if so.
Ear fluid: Ear fluid can result from nasal congestion, i see you have an inhaler, do you also suffer from nasal allergies? Treating the latter will control the fluid in the ears and the dizziness, headache, etc will ease. See an allergist for a long term treatment that does not involve medications. ...Read more
Careful search: The headache is a symptom. Read heal your headache by david buchholz. You need to find the cause. Stress in some form is usually present in any chronic problem. The stress can be physical from low bp, high bp, or muscle tension, or low blood sugar, or lack of thyroid. A past injury could have set up a chornic pain syndrome. Chronic emotional stress or excessive use of caffeine or alcohol. ...Read more
Too broad: a question for this format, Florence, I am sorry. I would suggest that you schedule a consult with me or another provider to try to determine the type and cause of your headaches and help you to learn to deal with them. Good news is, most are manageable! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New family?: Kidding aside, headaches could be symptoms of something else. We have all these common headaches that go away with tylenol (acetaminophen). There are headaches from the neck called tension headache treated with nonsteroidals but there are more complicated headaches such as cluster, migraine or some intracranial process. If the headache does not go away with common remedy, go to your md please. ...Read more
Prevention: Multiple preventative meds present, including topirimate, depakote, beta-blockers, botox, but also otc, such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, co-q-10. Some foods act as triggers and lists can be "googled". Bright lights and strong odors can be problems also. Discuss with your doc and try one or more of the above. ...Read more
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