How do I get rid of a headache quickly?

Headaches are the most common cause of grief for everybody. The most common reasons for headaches are exhaustion, sleep deprivation, hangovers, strained eyes from working too long at the computer or watching too much television, excessive stress and emotional upsets. Apart from this, nutritional deficiencies, low blood sugar, infections and presence of toxins and poisonous substances in the body can also cause headaches. Allergies are often not suspected but they are one of the leading causes of headaches. Allergies to food products such as chicken, liver, milk and milk products, chocolate and alcohol can trigger headaches. Similarly other medical conditions such as common cold, sinusitis, influenza and even diarrhea can cause headaches. Though troublesome, there is no need to swallow a pill to combat a headache. There are some simple home remedies that can help you to get rid of the headaches quickly and efficiently.

A tea prepared with the juice of 1 lemon and some honey can be consumed for immediate relief. The freshly pare-doff rind of a lemon applied to the temples provides instant relief from a pounding headache. You can also pound the crust of the lemon to a paste and apply this on your forehead for immediate relief from a headache caused by stress and heat. Alternately you can place a cloth soaked in cold water to soothe a headache caused by heat, exhaustion and stress. Henna flowers can be rubbed in vinegar and this can be applied on the forehead to provide relief from headaches caused by the heat. If the headache is caused by exposure to the cold air, you can apply a paste of cinnamon powder and water on your forehead. Alternately an infusion prepared using cinnamon can be consumed every few hours to relax the throbbing in the temples. Rosemary is excellent for treating headaches. You can boil a handful of rosemary leaves in 1 l of water and inhale the steam of this infusion for as long as you can. This helps to get rid of the headache immediately. You can also drink an infusion prepared with marjoram leaves or chamomile leaves to cure a headache caused by nervous tension and stress. If the headache is caused by exhaustion or lack of sleep, then it is recommended to get some rest so that the system gets time to recover. Apart from this it is essential to lead a healthy lifestyle and build up your immune system and resistance to headaches by following a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients and getting adequate exercise and rest.

answered by M W

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