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Best over-the-counter medications for treating headaches?

Best over-the-counter medications for treating headaches?

See a specialist: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. ...Read more

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How effective is the moringa plant for treating headaches?

How effective is the moringa plant for treating headaches?

Moringa plant: This traditional medicinal medication has been used to treat headaches but I have no personal knowledge about degree of effectiveness. ...Read more

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Treating headaches (Tip)

Meditation can relieve stress. Headaches are gone, health is restored! ...See more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
Hourly
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
Once
Watch for food reactions
Daily
See a dentist about your headaches
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Paracetamol or aspirin ?Which is better for treating headaches.

Paracetamol or aspirin ?Which is better for treating headaches.

Paracetamol/aspirin?: There is no such thing as "best" "better" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. See your PCP for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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How effective is botox in treating headache?

How effective is botox in treating headache?

Depends: Some types of headaches can be responsive to botox. Be aware that headaches have a variety of sources and should be investigated by a physician. ...Read more

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Treating headaches (Tip)

DO get good sleep and manage stress levels. DON'T take too many OTC pain relievers. ...See more

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Treating Sunburn (Checklist)

Apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream to the sunburned skin
3x day
Apply over-the-counter pramoxine cream for comfort, if ok with doctor
2x day
Wear clothes and a hat to block additional sun damage
Daily
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I use ibuprofen for treating headache. Which similar drugs can I buy without prescription in california? Please name exact meds

I use ibuprofen for treating headache. Which similar drugs can I buy without prescription in california? Please name exact meds

Motrin/Advil: If Ibuprofen works for you, it is over the counter med. No need for prescription. Same medications are Motrin and advil (ibuprofen). Different from that but still over the conter med is acetaminofen (aka tylenol). Similar to Ibuprofen but not same is Naproxen (aka aleve). ...Read more

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How effective is a magnetic headband for treating continuous headache?

How effective is a magnetic headband for treating continuous headache?

Not a standard treat: I hope you are consulting a neurologist, someone who specializes in treating headaches. There are also headache clinics where you can find an expert. Besides pain medication, you should find relaxation activities to do. This could be in the form of daily walks(cheapest and most practical) or yoga or meditation. These are stress relievers and can be most helpful for controlling headaches ...Read more

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Treating Laryngitis (Checklist)

Rest your voice
Daily
See a voice specialist if not better within 2 weeks
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What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?

What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?

Many: If caught early enough Excedrin or alive or Ibuprofen may help. If these meds do not work then medications like Imitrex (sumatriptan) or other medications in the same class should help. ...Read more

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Why have there not been many substantial breakthroughs in treating migraine headaches ? There seem to be very few specific drugs for prophylaxis.

Why have there not been many substantial breakthroughs in treating migraine headaches ? There seem to be very few specific drugs for prophylaxis.

Well: In fact Botox was approved 2 years ago for those suffering 15 or more migraines per month. Many migraine sufferers can also benefit from having a more rigid living habit like eating regular meals , waking up and going to bed at the same time slot, stress reduction. Getting your allergic rhinitis under control may also improve the migraine. ...Read more

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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Apply cool moist towel to itchy areas as needed
hourly, while awake
Keep fingernails short
once
Avoid scratching by covering hands with mittens or socks
once
Use calamine lotion where needed for itching
once
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Which drug is best in treating bodyache and headache?

Which drug is best in treating bodyache and headache?

NSAID: A non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Ibuprofen should be a good choice, tylenol (acetaminophen) would be second if allergic. Just follow the bottle's recommendation for dose. They are over the counter so you can find them in your local pharmacy or supermarket. ...Read more

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Which drug is the best in treating bodyache and headache?

Which drug is the best in treating bodyache and headache?

Depends: You will need to have a diagnosis first and find the cause of the headaches and body aches. Once this is determined you can discuss treatment options ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Daily
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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What do you recommend for treating severe ongoing headache caused by post concussion syndrome?

What do you recommend for treating severe ongoing headache caused by post concussion syndrome?

NSAIDS: I would recommend either 2-3 Advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hrs or Aleve- 2 tab initially, then 1 every 8 hrs: if not relieved- go directly to the ER-TODAY. ...Read more

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Are there any essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?

Are there any essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?

None: Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute for 15 minutes and subcutaneous injection of sumatriptan. The management of episodic and chronic tth consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Treating Burns (Checklist)

For minor burns, run cool water on the area
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Cover the burn with a sterile gauze bandage
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Use over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen
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