Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Headache


Headache is a pain arising from the head or upper neck of the body. The pain originates from the tissues and structures that surround the skull or the brain because the brain itself has no nerves that give rise to the sensation of pain (pain fibers). The thin layer of tissue (periosteum) that surrounds bones, muscles that encase the skull, sinuses, eyes, and ears, as well as thin tissues that cover the surface of the brain and spinal cord (meninges), arteries, veins, and nerves, all can become inflamed or irritated and cause headache. The pain may be a dull ache, sharp, throbbing, constant, intermittent, mild, or intense.


Apply peppermint oil  Popularity: 76  Effectiveness: 3.3  
Apply acupressure  Popularity: 65  Effectiveness: 3.6  
Inhale eucalyptus steam  Popularity: 53  Effectiveness: 3.3  
Apply ice pack  Popularity: 52  Effectiveness: 3.3  
Apply mint juice  Popularity: 52  Effectiveness: 2.8  
Take apple cider vinegar  Popularity: 44  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Apply cinnamon paste  Popularity: 42  Effectiveness: 2.5  
Inhale ginger steam  Popularity: 40  Effectiveness: 3.3  
Apply ginger paste to forehead  Popularity: 30  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Massage with basil oil  Popularity: 27  Effectiveness: 2.9  
Inhale clove oil  Popularity: 19  Effectiveness: 1.2  
Drink ginger soup  Popularity: 14  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Rub rosemary oil  Popularity: 13  Effectiveness: 2.3  
Massage with lavender oil  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  


Migraine usually causes recurrent headaches that are from moderate to severe, but it is much more than just a severe headache. Migraine is a neurological disease with extremely incapacitating neurological symptoms. It’s typically a severe throbbing recurring pain, usually on one side of the head but in many cases, both sides are affected. In some cases, other disabling symptoms are present without head pain. Migraine attacks are often accompanied by one or more of the following disabling symptoms including visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face. The pain is generally made worse by physical activity.

The exact cause of migraines is not known. Changes in neurotransmitter levels within the brain are thought to play a role.


Drink coffee  Popularity: 157  Effectiveness: 4.0  
Massage the forehead  Popularity: 78  Effectiveness: 3.1  
Apply ice pack compress  Popularity: 63  Effectiveness: 3.6  
Eat apple  Popularity: 52  Effectiveness: 2.0  
Apply acupressure  Popularity: 45  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Take apple cider vinegar  Popularity: 45  Effectiveness: 2.9  
Eat magnesium-rich foods  Popularity: 30  Effectiveness: 3.5  
Drink cayenne pepper tea  Popularity: 25  Effectiveness: 3.3  
Drink ginger tea  Popularity: 15  Effectiveness: 3.1  
Apply lemon on forehead  Popularity: 10  Effectiveness: 2.1  
Drink peppermint tea  Popularity: 8  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Rub henna oil on forehead  Popularity: 6  Effectiveness: 2.9  
Inhale basil oil  Popularity: 4  Effectiveness: 2.6  
Drink chamomile tea  Popularity: 1  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Take feverfew  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  

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