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What is the fastest way to get rid of a normal headache?

What is the fastest way to get rid of a normal headache?

NSAIDS: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) like ibuprophen, Aspirin or naproxin, will soothe most headaches; Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) will work as well. Be sure to read the directions on the bottle carefully before you take them. Nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen) can lead to rebound headaches if abused; if your headaches persist, make sure to see your doctor. ...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 can I get rid of a headache really fast?

How can I get rid of a headache really fast?

Calm: It all depends on the cause of the headache. Most headaches respond well to relaxation, quiet and low light environment. Light massage (accupressure) can also be of benefit. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works well for most people if taken as directed. If your headache is chronic or much more severe than usual, you should contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of headaches fast!?

What are good ways to get rid of headaches fast!?

TCM: I agree w dr. Ibrahim, in addition you can consider acupuncture. It is very effective for tension, migraine & sinus headaches.It is safe, effective & works remarkably fast. If you are having recurrent headaches, a medical evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Is there any easy ways to get rid of a headache kinda fast without medicine?

Is there any easy ways to get rid of a headache kinda fast without medicine?

Maybe: Depends on what you mean kinda fast....An acupressure technique is to press with thumb and forefinger the meaty part of your left hand between the thumb and forefinger...And hold for a minute.. This works for many headaches and can work quickly if it is not bad. Deep breathing also helps. Breathe in to count of 4. Hold 4. Out to count of 4. Hold 4...For as long as it takes to relax. ...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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Anyone know how to get rid of a stress headache fast?

Anyone know how to get rid of a stress headache fast?

? The problem: Part of the stress/tension headache may be a fast paced life style. You may not have control over the stress but you do have control over how you respond to it. There are medications that may help but it is better to find ways to idenify the triggers and deal with them. Look into the techniques of cognitive behavior therapy. Take control of your stress response and you will have less headaches. ...Read more

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I have a very nasty cold and so much mucus that I can't get rid of. I feel congested. I have had a headache every day since, is this normal?

I have a very nasty cold and so much mucus that I can't get rid of. I feel congested. I have had a headache every day since, is this normal?

Acute sinusitis?: All in all, your symptoms sound like they could be caused by a sinus infection. These tend to be bacterial in origin and tend to not resolve easily without antibiotics. You may need to see a doctor locally to see if you'd need an antibiotic for this. ...Read more

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