Dealing with headaches? Check out these at-home remedies

If you’re curious as to where the inspiration for this post originated from, let’s just say as I’m writing this I’m dealing with a rather troublesome headache. I’m fortunate in the sense I don’t get headaches often, but when I do, I’m reminded of how much they seriously suck.

I was googling how to go about alleviating the pain of a headache with items I may already have in my house, and then I realized I should probably just share this information with all of you since headaches are a rather common medical occurrence for most of us at some point or another. This information comes from medicalnewstoday.com.

“A cold compress may be a simple headache solution that many people have on hand. Applying an ice pack or another cold item to the head or neck may help constrict the blood vessels and reduce inflammation in the area. Doing so could temporarily relieve headache pain.

“In other cases, such as with a tension headache where the muscles are too tight, a warm compress may help relax these muscles and bring relief.

“In some cases, there is a physical reason for a headache. Check for anything that is putting too much pressure on the head. This may be a ponytail or bun that is too tight or a hat or headband that has been on too long.

“Herbal tea may be a useful way to add water to the diet while also enjoying the benefits of other natural compounds. For instance, ginger tea may help with a migraine. One 2013 studyTrusted Source found that ginger powder had similar effects to a common medication for reducing migraines. A simple tea of warm water and ginger powder may help with symptoms,” the article explains.

Tylenol and Advil also do the trick, but for anyone trying to refrain from taking medication to relieve a headache, hopefully the above information can be of use.

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