How does aspirin get rid of headaches?

Pain Pathway. Aspirin and most other analgesics work through stopping the chemicals that are mediators of pain pathways. In other words, for one to experience pain, the signal has to be carried out through nerves and chemicals have to mediate. Aspirin and a lot of other analgesics work by stopping the production of the chemicals.

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How to get rid of headaches other than aspirin (which makes me puke)?

Ice cubes to rub st. Stretching the head and neck after rubbing with ice cubes is one of the best way to stop spasm induced head ache. If no help a couple of Ibuprofen a may help may have to see a doctor to evaluate and do studies. Read more...

I don't have any medication (aspirin) right now and I can't go get some at the moment. Any way to get rid of this headache?

Rest. Sleep better. Reduce stress. Take electrolytes and make sure you are not dehydrated. Also make sure you have normal... Urination and bowel movements and no vomiting. If you have persistant headaches and other symptoms which are associated you should go see your doctor. Sometimes your headaches are a sign of some other ailment. Read more...

What should I do to get rid of terrible headaches without always popping aspirin?

Reduce stress. Get more sleep. Try not to get annoyed about the little things... But if you have headaches over and over and no relief - see a doctor to make sure you dont have something underneath causing the headaches. Read more...