What Helps Headaches?
There are many simple things you can do at home to help relieve your headache, whether it’s a tension headache, cluster headache, or migraine. If you’re experiencing light sensitivity, try laying down in a dark room and wearing sunglasses if you have to go outside. Take notice of your computer and phone screen—are they set to maximum brightness? If so, try dimming these screens or adding a filter that creates warmer light. If you’re wearing a tight ponytail or hat, loosen your hair or take the hat off to relieve the external pressure on your scalp. Make sure to drink plenty of water and avoid consuming any alcoholic beverages in order to avoid dehydration. Many find that hot and cold packs help headache symptoms—try placing a cold pack or ice cubes wrapped in a towel on your forehead for a migraine or heating pad or warm towel for tension headaches or sinus headaches.i Try to relax by doing some simple stretches, meditation or a yoga routine.
If these holistic methods are still not giving you the pain relief you need, you can also take an over-the-counter pain reliever like Advil Ibuprofen Tablets to get temporary relief until your headache passes—that’s what we’re here for.
i. Mayo Clinic. Migraines: Simple steps to head off the pain. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/in-depth/migraines/art-20047242. Accessed 07/17/20. Referenced text highlighted on source PDF.