How to Get Rid of a Headache Fast

Headache is a very common health problem. People from all age groups suffer from headaches from time to time. Headache can cause unbearable pain along with nausea, and at times vomiting also. This health problem can be due to stress, tension, restlessness, sinus, migraine, lack of sleep, dehydration and so on.

There are many over the counter medicines available in the market to get rid of headache. However, instead of relying too much on such medicines you can always try some easy home remedies to get instant relief from the pain.

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Here are top 10 ways to get rid of headache fast.

1. Water

If the reason behind the headache is dehydration, then you can easily get relief from the pain by drinking large amount of water. Water is very effective home remedy for headaches. Simply drink a glass of water at the first sign of headache and continue taking small sips throughout the day. Once your body gets hydrated the pain will automatically start to ease. Along with water you can also have sports drinks. The electrolytes present in sports drink can treat headaches caused due to tension and dehydration. When suffering from a headache, it is advisable to stay away from any kind of drinks that can dehydrate your body.

2. Ice Pack

Using an ice pack to apply cold compress over the forehead can give quick relief from headaches. To apply cold compress you can also apply a cold cloth on your head and temples for ten minutes and again repeat the process after some time until you get some relief. A bag of frozen vegetables can also serve as an icepack. When cold compresses are placed over the forehead, it numbs the pain and helps the blood vessels to shrink and improves the blood circulation, thus giving relief from the pain. This particular remedy works when the headache is due to stress or sinus.

3. Hot Water

Applying heat on the back of your neck with the help of a hot water bag can give you relief from headache caused due to stress. When heat is applied it relaxes the tense muscles thus giving relief from the throbbing pain. Along with a hot water bag, you can also take a hot shower. Another option is fill a tub with bearable hot water and then put your hands in it for ten to fifteen minutes. When you do this, blood circulation improves and thus giving your relief from the headache. For those suffering from chronic headache, must keep their legs dipped in a bucket filled with hot water for ten minutes before going to bed.

4. Lemon

Lemon is very effective and powerful ingredient to treat headache pain. When you drink warm water mixed with some lemon juice, it reduces the intensity of a headache. This particular home remedy is beneficial when headache is caused due to gas in the stomach. Another option is apply lemon crust paste on the forehead to get immediate relief from the pain. At the same time you may also drink a steaming cup of lemon tea three to four times a day when suffering from headache.

5. Betel Leaves

Betel leaves are known for their analgesic as well as cooling properties which can hugely help to get rid of a headache effectively within a few minutes. For this remedy, you need to take two to three fresh betel leaves and with the help of a grinder make a fine paste out of it. Now apply this paste on the forehead and both sides of the head for half an hour. Soon you will get relief from the intense pain. At the same time you can also chew one or two betel leaves to treat headache.

6. Ginger

Ginger has got anti-inflammatory properties that can help in easing headache pain. At the same ginger helps in relaxing the blood vessels in the head and reduces swelling in the brain and activates natural opiates in the brain which helps in lessening the pain associated with tension headache. When having a headache, you must drink ginger tea three to four times a day to reduce inflammation in the body. However, it is important to take ginger tea at the very beginning of a headache. This will help the ginger to act quickly and lessen the headache.

 

 

 

  1. first of all,thanx for your information.i liked your post so much as it’s very informative & beneficial for us.from today onward,i’ll opt for your tips if required because taking pain killer so often is not good for our health specially for heart.

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  2. The water thing really worked , thanks !

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  3. The tip of take a fresh apple by applying salt in morning its realy wrks i really like ur post,,,

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  4. Muhammad Hassan April 28, 2013, 4:19 pm

    All the above advices sound me good… I m surely gonna apply some of them..

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  5. Caroll Xavier May 19, 2013, 2:42 pm

    Thanks for such a wonderful home remedies it really works

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  6. hardip dodiya May 29, 2013, 1:01 pm

    very very usefull information for home item use…i had nvr seen these type of details information about all dats…u work rock…..great .

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  7. Wow!!! these realy worked thanx soo much!!!:)

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  8. the water one does not work do not try it if you have a migraines try the one with water and lemon juice then if you have a headache that means your dehydrated don’t drink water first get a cloth or paper towel i recommend a paper towel then soak it in water then when done squeeze dripping water off then make sure the cloth or paper towel is still wet lay back put cloth or paper towel on forehead then keep it on for about thirty minutes to an hour then you take it off you can watch TV while its on your forehead then it should be healed but if not drink a glass of COLD water or two glasses or take a COLD bath or an ice pack to put on your forehead hot water does NOT work or you could do yoga or go to sleep for a while and a glass of water with lemon juice helps to this works if you are allergic to certin cloths or lemons do NOT use this.

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  9. gr8…these really work …tanx alot (Y) m gonna apply some of these methods…..these are great ..truly ..hats off to u !! :) <3

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  10. Deepak tripathi July 30, 2013, 12:31 pm

    awesome….!!

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  11. Wow! Thanks so much for this post!!
    I just came from a nap trying to get rid of a headache, to find it did not help.
    I will try some of your suggestions.
    Love ur site too!!!!! :)

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  12. i am so happy to use water

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  13. I get serious migraines and I need something specific to get rid of it fast I have a tie breaker tennis match today and it is mandatory!

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  14. the water thing worked… thnx…

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  15. try the ICE pack!! It really works. It takes away all the tension. Also u might be haveing a bad headache because of school or work or maybe kids so drink alot of water and put an ice pack on your forhead! :D

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  16. thx electrolytes rely worked

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  17. my head has been hurting all day I will try some of the one you guys listed thnks sooooooo much

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  18. Yeah I have been having a forehead headache for ten days nonstop!…and It was not responding to all the kinds of painkillers I have been using.I went to the chemist and he told me that I could be having a sinus infection.But jst today morning wen I put a small pillow pack of ice water for about an hour,the headache went.Till now its about twelve hours its gone already…still watching though….Amazing.!!!!!

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  19. try yoga mudras or finger formations. These tips are good, along with it you can lie down and try the mudras too. every ailment has got one type of finger formatyion, google images.

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  20. I have a tummy ache now? cause I drank all that water. some of tees it feelings disgusting. so I’m just gonna go to sleep. thanks though!

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  21. my grandaughter had a headache so bad she cried but thanks to the water thing it helped a whole lot

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  22. Take a hot bath and go to bed early

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  23. i struggled with cold from a long..i consult many doctors but its not useful so can u give me any home made remides , and food diet from get rid of cold..

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  24. Awesome its working. thank you

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  25. this was such an amazing post, and it really helped my health, thankyou

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  26. I’ve had this terrible headache for three days,I hope ur posts really help. I’ve got a exam tomorrow even.

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  27. Fantastic ii really hope this works ey.Like yah neh lemme juhs hope so :)

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  28. i know i got rid of the pain in like 5 min

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  29. drinking warm water with lemon its starting to take the pressure away hopefully i can fully get rid of it ,im gunna try some more of these remedies if the headache isnt completely gone soon…thanks soo much im gunna share this to my fb page

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  30. I have used the peppermint oil when i have a headache and for migraines. This has allowed me to stop using prescribed medication. I also use lavender oil at night time. use peppermint during the day and lavender at night.

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  31. Ever since i was about 7 years old i have had terrible migraines my face would turn beat red and i would have to go to bed. I had Adhd so i took meds. Turns out those meds cased the migraines im 15 and still have migraines about every day.

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  32. Thanks very much for the tips.

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  33. water therapy was actually work…this is my experience Thanks

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  34. Water therapy is the best ….

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  35. Very helpful information.I’ve had a headache for days now..I’m going to try an ice pack to my forehead hopefully my headache will ease..

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  36. THANKS A LOT !!!! I was suffering from unbearable headache for past 12 hours …. !! i even vomitted once … still it pains … but now its gone… tht lemon juice helped me .. i got a quick relief .. THANK U SO MUCH !!!!!

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  37. This shit hurts to a hot shower I can feel it going away I be glad to wake up in th am

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  38. water treatment is awfully effective

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