Sometimes after a long day of work, you often sit back complaining about a terrible headache, don’t you? Well, headaches can be nasty and quite a mood spoiler. In worst case scenario, this health problem is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and unbearable pain. The reasons for this headache can vary from person to person. Some of the common causes of a headache are stress, inability to sleep properly, migraine, drinking inadequate amount of water, sinus and the list continues. While most people run to the nearby medicine counter for one of those easy to pop pill as a remedy to get rid of their headaches, we would strongly advise you against it. After all, relying on medication for such a small problem tends to have an adverse impact on the body in the long run.
Here are a few easy to do home remedies that can help you get rid of that nasty headache really fast.
Drink some water
If your headache is being caused by over exposure to the sun during the day, drinking plenty of water can solve your problem. Apart from water, you can also drink plenty of fresh fruit juices to hydrate the body. You can also try some sport drinks because they have plenty of electrolytes that help in hydrating the body faster. As the liquid content in your body increases, the headache will also disappear.
Try some ice!
Believe it or not, there is nothing like a cold ice pack to soothe a pressing headache. If you don’t have an ice pack, just wrap a few cubes in a piece of cloth and use it on your head to get rid of the pain. Sometimes you can also use a frozen pack of vegetables to act as an ice pack.
Hot water massage
In case of headaches that occur due to stress, you can also use hot water bag massage on the neck to ease the nerves and therefore get rid of the headache instantly. The heat is guaranteed to ease the nerves and resume the blood flow gradually removing the headache. Even for people suffering from chronic headache, a simple technique is to dip your legs in a bucket full of hot water for a few minutes daily before you go to bed.
For headaches caused due to indigestion, improper eating, etc. drinking a little bit of lemon juice in warm water is an excellent remedy. The unique properties of lemon get rid of the gas in the stomach and therefore eases the headache as well.