Migraines occur, but the good news is there are some easy steps that you can do without having to take a trip to the doctor or drugstore to relieve the pain. If you experience migraines frequently or even pain at the back of the head, check out these remedies to cure a migraine.
1. Try a Cold Pack
Place a cold compress on your forehead, if you have a migraine. The pain can be significantly reduced by ice cubes wrapped in a towel, a bag of frozen peas, or even a cold shower. Hold the compress for 15 minutes on your
head then take a 15-minute break.
2. Use a Heating Pad or Hot Compress
Apply a heating pad on your neck or back of your head, if you have a tension headache. Place a wet towel over the place that hurts if you have a sinus headache. Also, a warm shower could do the trick.
3. Ease Pressure on Your Scalp or Head
It could cause a headache if your ponytail is too tight. Such “external compression headaches” may even be brought about by wearing a too-tight hat, headband or also swimming goggles. People who loosened their hair have had their headache stop in one study.
4. Dim the Lights
Bright or flickering light can induce migraine headaches, even from your computer screen. If you’re sensitive to them, cover your windows with dark curtains. Wear outdoor shades. You may also install anti-glare screens on your monitor, and use led light bulbs in your light fixtures with daylight exposure.
5. Try Not to Chew
Chewing gum can damage not only your jaw but also your brain. The same happens when chewing your fingernails, lips, inside or cheeks or handy items such as pens. Choose foods that are crunchy and sticky,
so make sure you take small bites. If you grind your teeth at night,
ask your dentist for a mouthguard. This may curb your headaches early on in the morning.
6. Get Some Caffeine
Have some coffee, tea or something with some caffeine in it. It could relieve the headache pressure if you have it early enough. This can also make pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) function easier over the counter. Just don’t drink too much, because depletion of caffeine will cause a headache of its kind.
7. Practice Relaxation
Whether it’s stretches, yoga, meditation or progressive relaxation of the muscle, learning how to chill out when you’re in the middle of a headache can help with the pain. If you have muscle spasms in your neck you
might even talk to your doctor about physical therapy.
8. Try Massage
You can do it on your own. Massaging the neck and temples for a few minutes will help relieve a tension headache that could be caused by stress.
9. Take Some Ginger
A small new study found that, in addition to regular, over-the-counter pain medication, taking ginger has reduced pain for patients with migraines in the ER. One found that the prescription migraine drugs worked just as well. You can try an extra or perhaps brew some tea.
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