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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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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 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)

Treating Headaches

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

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Hourly for 4 Weeks
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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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)

Treating Headaches

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
5 Min, 3x day for 5 Days
Apply over-the-counter pramoxine cream for comfort, if ok with doctor
5 Min, 2x day for 5 Days
Wear clothes and a hat to block additional sun damage
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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