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Headaches

Treatment

Self-care

  • Lay down in a dark, quiet room.
  • Use heat, ice, and/or gentle stretching to relieve muscle tension.
  • Get plenty of rest, drink water, and eat meals on a regular schedule.

Medications

  • Limited use of over-the-counter pain relieving medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, as directed on the package.
  • Some headaches, such as migraine headaches, respond well to prescription medications designed to treat an acute headache and/or prevent frequent headaches.