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Head hurt? Figure out what kind of a headache it is and cure it fast with the advice in these videos.
You Will Need
- 1 A washcloth
- 1 A hot water bottle
- 1 A calming environment
- 1 The ability to relax
Use a cold compress
Wet a washcloth in very cold water or place a damp washcloth in the freezer for 10 minutes. Place over your forehead.
Place a very warm washcloth or hot water bottle across your forehead. Place a heating pad across your neck and shoulders to relax tight muscles.
Rub the painful area of your head with gentle, circular pressure for seven to 15 seconds.
Lie down in a dark, quiet room and release tension by focusing on relaxing your back, neck, and shoulders.
Nap for an hour to "sleep off" the pain.
Eat and drink
Eat regular meals and drink lots of water. Hunger and dehydration can cause headaches; getting proper nutrition and fluids can put the odds back in your favor.