What are some natural ways to cure a headache?

Question by Cassie: What are some natural ways to cure a headache?
I have a bad headache in my forehead, right above my eyebrows. I heard if you cut a lime in half and rub it on your forehead, it will go away. But atm i dont have any limes. Haha, will a hotbath with a cold rag on my forehead work? What are some other natural cures?

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Answer by Rachael
Sit in a hot shower for about 15 minutes. That should clear it up if it’s sinus pressure related.

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  • July 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm
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    A remedy that I know, and I will recommend is taking a teaspoon of honey mixed with garlic juice.
    Don’t think is honey with a piece of garlic with it, is GARLIC JUICE!!!

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  • July 9, 2011 at 8:14 pm
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    An easily available Indian sweet JALEBI, is of great help in headache. Immerse 2 to 3 Jalebis in a glass of warm milk for a few minutes, and then drink this mixture once or twice a day.

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  • July 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm
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    Caffeine is good for migraines, so you could try drinking tea or coffee. If it’s a tension headache, then relazation and a hot rag on the forehead would help relieve the tension.

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  • July 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm
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    Getting moisture into you head from a shower is good or by boiling water to add moisture to your house. Many headaches are from dry air we all breath in the winter. Besides that, I like to massage my whole head and neck. It helps a lot. If you have some lavender oil, use it to massage your forehead. That opens my sinuses every time.

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  • July 9, 2011 at 9:26 pm
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    Unless you think that your headache is caused by sinus pressure, taking a hot bath can make things worse. The lime cure is quite unlikely to work, and you run the risk of having the acidic juice run into your eyes causing irritation. In order to figure out how to cure your headache, you need to figure out what is causing it. The common types of headaches are sinus, tension and migraine headaches. You may have headaches because of other reasons, but those typically need medical attention, and medication. Given the location of your headache, it is possible that you have any of the above.

    SINUS HEADACHE

    Usually intense pain between and above the eyes, around the nose, and mostly involving the face. These are caused by swelling, blockage or irritation of the sinus passageways. The pain can occasionally radiate to the ears, but when that happens, you will need to see a physician, because that usually means that you have an ear infection.

    In order to treat this type of headache, you need to release the pressure. Boil water, pour it into a heat proof bowl on a counter or table. Add a good quantity of chamomile or peppermint tea (peppermint is better), or add peppermint, spearmint or eucalyptus oil to the hot water. Get a thick towel, cover your head and the bowl so you create a steam chamber, and inhale deeply for 20 minutes. After a few minutes, your nose should start to run quite heavily. Clear it out as often as necessary to get rid of the buildup of mucous in your sinuses. After you are done, press a cold towel or icepack to your face and forehead. This will shrink blood vessels, and release swelling, not to mention make you feel refreshed. You can do this safely two to three times per day. You will also feel better by drinking lots of hot tea and broth, and you should bulk up on your vitamins to help your immune system fight this off. Unfortunately, if you don’t receive relief within 5 days, you likely will need medication, because you will have contracted sinusitis, or some other infection.

    TENSION HEADACHES

    Commonly cause pain in the temples, between the eyes, and the back of the neck. May also have pain above the ears. This pain is caused by muscle tension. Typically, you will experience this when you are stressed, sitting or sleeping in a bad position, or otherwise have bad posture. Hunching, squinting and frowning can also exacerbate these. Since these types of positions are commonly adopted unconsciously because of stress, bad lighting, or an otherwise bad mood, Relaxation techniques tend to help. Placing a warm, moist towel on the affected area, or using a heating pad, will make you feel better. Also try drinking a mild, stimulant free tea to help further relax, and hydrate you. Drinking lots of water will also help, if for no other reason than that the frequent bathroom breaks will give you a change of scenery every now and again.

    MIGRAINE HEADACHES

    You may feel pain along a sharply delineated area. Eyes may hurt or feel like they are being compressed. You will be sensitive to light, sound and sudden movements. These are caused by stress or environmental factors. An increase in blood flow to the brain will cause blood vessels to bulge, causing pressure on sensitive nerves in the head. Understandably, these cause intense pain. You will likely also experience nausea, dizziness, disorientation and irritability. To begin, take a cold shower, and drink lots of ice water. Your goal is to bring your body temperature down. This will slow your heart rate a little bit, decrease your blood pressure, and thus, decrease the blood volume in your brain. You will begin to get relief within 20 minutes or so. You’ll be freezing cold at this point (you won’t have hypothermia, you’ll just be cold) so get into bed, put a cool cloth over your face, make sure it’s dark in the room, and take a nap. A simple migraine can typically be stopped or at last reduced by this method. Unfortunately, migraines tend to be complex and caused by a wide variety of things, so if you experience these headaches frequently, you will need to talk to a physician to deal with the issues.

    OTHER

    Headaches can also be caused by a variety of health issues. High intracranial pressure can lead to excruciating headaches which are often accompanied by vision changes or loss of motor function. These, even if intermittent, must be treated by a physician, because they are indicators for serious medical conditions. Diabetes can cause severe headaches often accompanied by dizziness, disorientation and nausea. If headaches persist, become unmanageable, or interfere with day to day activities for long periods of time, a physician must be involved to rule out serious causes.

    NOTE: Caffeine can help to reduce headaches, but sugar can exacerbate them. Sinus headaches and tension headaches will not be treatable with caffeinated products, and tension headaches can actually be caused by or exacerbated by stimulants. Migraines on t

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