Headaches can be a pretty awful experience, especially for those who seem to always have one. Whether your headache is an occasional one or a recurring one, a treatment for it exists out there. Finding the right course of treatment is simply a matter of trial and error on your behalf.
In most cases of headache occurrences, over the counter medications with acetaminophen, ibuprofen or similar products will solve the problem. Make sure you read the overdose warnings and to, under any circumstances, avoid taking more than the daily recommended allowance; no matter how bad you feel, death is not exactly the best alternative to having a headache!
Alternatively, if over the counter medications are not available, caffeine is always a tasty way to attempt curing a headache. Assuming the headache was not initially caused by the over-consumption of caffeine in the first place, or if the headache is due to caffeine withdrawal, try having a cup of coffee or Coke. The caffeine can act as a pain reliever when taken in moderation and is even found in some headache medications.
For those who are looking to avoid medications and caffeine and are looking for more natural remedies are in luck; there are a few different ways to help heal that headache without taking anything that is not organic or natural. Try massaging the temples at any amount of pressure that feels relieving to you – as long as you’re not imprinting the outlines of your fingers into your forehead, you should be alright! Additionally, you can try putting some peppermint oil directly on the skin while massaging, or lightly rubbing a lime on the forehead that has been cut in half. Both of these seem to relieve pain somehow. Applying either hot or cold water to the forehead can be equally relieving.
Should neither of these work, try taking a hot bath and relaxing with everything you have. A few drops of peppermint oil in the bath can be beneficial to headache treatment as well. If none is available, lavender is also a very good choice to go with. After the bath is over, brew and drink some nice, hot herbal tea of feverfew, which helps relieve headaches as well. This, of course, contains some amounts of caffeine.
Take supplements of calcium and magnesium to prevent future headaches! Calcium and magnesium relieve muscular tension, which is one of the underlying results of headaches. Also, try to avoid gum, drinks containing ice, ice cream and salt. These products contain ingredients that have a tendency to worsen headaches when one is already present, which is another reason why hot baths and drinks are a good substitute to help along headache treatment.