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How can I get rid of a head ache?
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Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Treatment.
Unfortunately, although this is a simple question the answer is not.
The key to treatment is an appropriate evaluation, the making of a diagnosis, and the development of a treatment plan for that diagnosis. Most headaches are self limiting and resolve shortly. Persistent headaches requires an evaluation by an appropriately trained provider.

In brief: Treatment.
Unfortunately, although this is a simple question the answer is not.
The key to treatment is an appropriate evaluation, the making of a diagnosis, and the development of a treatment plan for that diagnosis. Most headaches are self limiting and resolve shortly. Persistent headaches requires an evaluation by an appropriately trained provider.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
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Dr. James Marx
The best treatment for headaches involves prevention. Get to a doctor to help define what the best preventive measures might be. They can also help with determining the best treatment.Be careful not to cause rebound headaches with persistent dosing of medication.
David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: NSAIDs or tylenol (acetaminophen)
The cure for headaches is generally nsaids and/or tylenol (acetaminophen).
Caffeine along with it often helps. Excedrin is aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine. If these are new onset headaches.. See your doctor. If they are long-standing seeing someone to help manage is good. A headache log can be helpful in this. Here's a link to help get you started: http://www.Headaches.Org/for_professionals/headache_diary.

In brief: NSAIDs or tylenol (acetaminophen)
The cure for headaches is generally nsaids and/or tylenol (acetaminophen).
Caffeine along with it often helps. Excedrin is aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine. If these are new onset headaches.. See your doctor. If they are long-standing seeing someone to help manage is good. A headache log can be helpful in this. Here's a link to help get you started: http://www.Headaches.Org/for_professionals/headache_diary.
David Miller
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Do you have a history of head trauma? Do the headaches occur with a pattern? Consider a trial of Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative treatment. This is a gentle, noninvasive extremely safe and effective approach to addressing any functional anatomic contributing factors to many types of headache patterns. http://www.cranialacademy.com has a doctor finder function to find someone in your area.
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