How to get rid of headache

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home remedies to get rid of headacheHeadache is a very common issue among all age people. It can produce mild, medium or powerful pain in your head or behind your eyes, along with feeling of nausea and at times vomiting. Sometimes you may feel headache like a tight band around your forehead. Women are twice as likely to suffer from tension headache as men.

Causes of headache:

1) Long working hours.

2) Change in your diet like skipping meal.

3) Abrupt change in your daily schedule.

4) Sinus infection.

5) Having too much or too little sleep.

6) Using computer for a long time without taking breaks.

7) Stress, tension, fatigue.

8) Dehydration.

9) Smoking and alcohol.

 

Home remedies to get rid of headache:

There are a number of medicines available at the medicine counters in market for curing headache. But most of them have side effects that can result into other health related problems. So for quick relief instead of relying on painkillers or medicines, use these natural and safe home remedies to get rid of headache fast.

1) Water:

Dehydration also causes headache. Everyone needs to drink at least 2-3 litre of water daily. If you keep yourself always hydrated then you will considerably decrease the chances of suffering from headache. When your body is dehydrating, you feel thirsty and most of the times headache also starts. You are required to drink large quantity of water to get relief from pain. Also keep drinking small sips of water during the entire of the day.

2) Massage:

Doing massage helps to improve circulation, relieving tension and also divert you from pain. A basic method is smoothly press your temples (area between corner of your eye and top of your ear) with your fingers and move slowly in circle. You can also try these tips:
Scalp massage: Gently massage your scalp while shampooing your scalp or you can also massage by using coconut, almond or any other hair oil. This will help in relaxing your blood vessels and improve blood circulation.
Forehead massage: Gently massage with your fingers, moving in circular motion, starting from the temple area toward the center of your forehead. This will give relief from tension and sinus headache.

3) Ginger:

Anti-inflammatory properties of ginger assist in headache pain relief. It relaxes the cranial blood vessels by regulating the flow of blood and activates natural opiates in the brain that reduces the pain. To reduce headache pain drink ginger tea, three times in a day.

4) Ice packs:

They are also called cold compresses used to treat migraines or sinus headaches. It provides you quick relief from pain. When you place the ice pack over your forehead, it will numb the pain, helps the blood vessels to shrink and improve blood circulation to the area. You can take a clean cloth; dip it in ice cold water. After removing excess water from clothes slightly place it on your forehead for few minutes and repeat the method for some time until you get some relief.

5) Peppermint:

Calming and soothing properties of peppermint help in curing headaches. Gently massage with peppermint oil on your forehead and temples. It will provide you a cooling sensation. You can also make herbal tea with peppermint. For this take one cup of hot boiling water and add one tsp of dried peppermint herb in it. Cover and allow it to steep for about 10 minutes. Strain and add little honey in it to make it sweet. Now drink the tea slowly.

6) Lemon:

Sometime headache arises due to gastric problems. In this case lemon is very powerful. Mix a lemon juice with one glass warm water and drink it or use lemon tea on daily basis.

7) Almonds:

Almond contains pain relieving chemical (salicin) that makes it a natural home remedy for everyday tension type headache.

8) Apple:

whenever you wake up with headache in morning, you should take an apple piece and apply some salt on it and eat it. After this drink some warm water. It will provide you relief from headache pain. You can also try apple cider vinegar to cure headache. Take a glass of water and add 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in it. Drink it 2 to 3 times a day to get relief.

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