Though headache occurs. The good thing is there are many simple things you can do to reduce the pain without visiting a drugstore or doctor. Use these tips feel relieved.

Go Hot and Cold

If you are experiencing migraine, ice cubes wrapped in towel, a bag of frozen peas, or even a cold shower may lessen the pain. Place the cold pack on your forehead for 15 minutes, then take a break for 15 minutes.

For tension headache, place a heating pad on your neck or the back of head. In the case of sinus headache, hold a warm cloth to the affected area. A warm shower will help too.

Let Your Hair Down – Literally

Headaches can be as a result of too tight ponytail. Other causes of these “external compression headaches” can result from wearing headband, hat, or swimming with tightened goggles. It is believed that women who loosened their hair saw their headache disappear.

Embrace Your Dark Side

Bright light from your computer screen and cellphones can cause migraine headaches. Develop the habit of covering your windows with special blackout curtains during the day if you are prone to them. Adding anti-glare screens to your computer and use of daylight-spectrum fluorescent bulbs in light fixtures will help a great deal.

Take Meds in Moderation

You can visit pharmacies to purchase pain relievers for all kinds of headaches. They all work perfectly but to get the most benefit with reduced risk, follow the direction for use on the label.

Choose liquid over pills.

Studies have shown that your body absorbs liquid faster than pills. Take painkillers as soon as you feel pain. You’ll likely beat it with a smaller dose.

Drugs with caffeine or multiple ingredients are more likely to cause “rebound” headaches so avoid them.

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