What are headaches?
Everyone at some point has experienced headaches. Headaches are pain in any region of the head caused by overactivity of structures in the head that are pain sensitive. There are many types of headaches with tension headache being the most common.
Most tension headaches can be cured with OTC medications like Advil and Tylenol.
There are things you can do to manage headaches at home, especially migraines or tension headaches. Try to treat the symptoms right away.
When migraine symptoms begin:
- Drink water to avoid getting dehydrated, especially if you have vomited.
- Rest in a quiet, dark room.
- Place a cool cloth on your head.
- Use any relaxation techniques you have learned.