Medication:Acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin or ibuprofen can help treat headaches. Make sure to not give aspirin to children as it can cause Reye's syndrome, a rare but potentially life-threatening disease.
Medications:A variety of prescription medications can help treat migraines. Consult with your doctor about which option may be best for you.
Specific medications: ergotamine; dihydroergotamine; ergotamine with caffeine (Cafergot); sumatriptan (Imitrex); rizatriptan (Maxalt); eletriptan (Relpax); almotriptan (Axert); zolmitriptan (Zomig); isometheptene (Midrin)
Home Remedies for Headaches
Rest: Keeping your eyes closed while your head is supported can sometimes help your headache.
Cool cloth over your face and eyes
How to Prevent Headaches
Keep a headache diary: Keep track of when your headaches occurred and what you ate in the past 24 hours, your sleeping habits, any stress, the length of the headache, and how you made it stop. Keeping an organized list of when headaches occur can help you find and avoid triggers. Keep track of your headaches online our headache tracker for free!
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