How to get rid of headaches
How to get rid of headaches
How to get rid of a headache will very much depend on the underlying cause of that headache in the first place and on whether the headache is a once off event or a chronic recurring problem. Therefore, before you can consider how to get rid of a headache, you need to have a diagnosis; you need to know what’s causing your headache in the first place. Here are some common causes of headache and what to do about them:
Common causes of headache are:
- Tension. The usual stresses and strains of life. Work. Interpersonal conflicts. Money worries. Marital difficulties. The way to deal with tension headache of course in the long term is to deal with your stressors and get them out of your life. In the meantime simple analgesia, sedatives, meditation, yoga and relaxation all help.
- Alcohol. Headache is as common feature of a hangover. Hangover cures are ten a penny. Basically you need fluid replacement and analgesics. Solpadine works particularly well therefore.
- Sinusitis. This kind of headache is usually felt in the front of your head and is made worse by bending you head forwards. You will need nasal decongestants, perhaps antibiotics and certainly analgesics to shift sinus headache. Sinutab is still a worthwhile treatment.
- Hypertension or high blood pressure. This type of headache is often described throbbing. If you are getting this type of headache then your blood pressure is no being properly controlled and you will need to look at this. In the meantime lying down and resting quietly will help.
- Migraine. This is the subject of a separate posting on this site. Migraine headache typically comes in sudden attack that lasts for a few days and may be preceded by an aura or strange sensation. The treatment of migraine is complex and needs to be tailor made for each individual. No one size fits all.
- Cluster headache. These are headaches that come in clusters or groups over a few days. This will be the subject of another posting.
- Headache is a usual symptom of influenza. Again good analgesia will help.
- Infection. This is usually meningitis in a young person and is an acute emergency. Neck stiffness and aversion to light – photophobia are often features. Always thing of meningitis when a young person has a bad headache. Look for a rash.
- Brain tumour. This is a rare cause of recurring or constant headache but it does need to be born in mind. CT brain scan or MRI is diagnostic.
- Berry aneurism is another rare cause of headache but does need to be born in mind.
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