From time to time, we are all familiar with headaches. Don’t reach for medication or pain killers immediately when you feel the pain. The best advice is drinking plenty of water and consuming bananas as often as you can. But bananas and water cannot always help because it depends on what kind if headache you are suffering from.
A headache can be result of dehydration or exhaustion, but it may be warning you of a more serious illness. First, pay attention to the symptoms, recognize the type of the headache, and you will be able to treat it on time and properly. Painkillers are only a temporarily solution, so try more natural ways to help you with the irresistible pain. The following 4 types of headaches are the most common.
This type of headache occurs when there is sinus inflammation. It can be accompanied with fever, strong pressure around the eyes, cheeks and forehead. This headache is treated by drinking a lot of fluids, so that your body can get the necessary hydration.
Use warm water to help you open the sinuses and reduce inflammation. You will also need a certain amount of vitamin C, since it is rich in antioxidants which help the body to fight infections. Therefore, you should eat a few oranges, drink some lemon green tea and other foods that contain this vitamin. Additionally, you can try a hot and cold compress, warm soup, and some fresh ginger. These ingredients are always welcome, because they have anti-inflammatory properties. They are also known for their power to kill the pain.
This type of headache tends to recur over a period of several weeks. The pain is usually limited to one side of the head, over one eye. Cluster headache affects more men than women. The worst symptom of this headache is that it can appear suddenly, causing severe pain. Also, watery eye, nasal congestion or a runny nose are not excluded as consequences. The right cause is still not known, but it happens when a nerve pathway in the base of the brain is activated.
Cayenne pepper is an active ingredient of the effective painkiller, Capsaicin cream. This topical cream has been found to help relieve pain. Apply small amount of the cream to your nostril ,where you feel the pain. Capsaicin cream will help you stop nerve pain signals.
They usually occur between the ages of 25-55, but this doesn’t mean that they cannot happen before the age of 25 or after the age of 55. People often regard it as a bad headache, but migraines are more than that. Explained in medical terms, it is a collection of neurological symptoms. It is manifested by severe recurring and intense irresistible pain on one side of the head. Due to this pain, you may experience other unpleasant symptoms like visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, as well as tingling or face numbness. This intense pains are described as radiating from the top of the face downward.
People facing this problem need vitamin B12 (riboflavin), magnesium and omega- 3 fatty acids. Include enough amounts of these components in your diet regularly in order to prevent those terrible migraine attacks. As surprisingly as it sounds, aerobic exercises can also prevent the occurrence of migraines. Practice them as a substitution for medications.
It is usually regarded as normal and everyday headache. These headaches are dull, giving you the feeling of tightness or pressure around your forehead or the back of your head and neck. You may also feel pain below and above the eyes. It doesn’t cause problems such as nausea or vomiting like migraine does, so it doesn’t belong to the group of severe headaches. As experts explain, it occurs as a result by the contraction of neck and scalp muscles, as a consequence of stress. They are also called stress headaches and they are the most common type for adults.
Make yourself a ginger tea to reduce inflammation.
Try this amazing remedy: Add peppermint oil to your hairline and you will get a cooling effect, which will relax the muscles in your head and neck.
Make a combination of these two natural remedies to get rid of the tension headache.