Headaches - signs, symptoms and remedies
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day - dehydration can be a common trigger.
- Skipping meals – even if you don’t feel like it you should eat regularly.
- Ibuprofen has triple action – it relieves pain, fever and inflammation. It works for acute pain in more people than paracetamol. What’s more, it can be taken with a glass of water (Nurofen 200mg tablets).
Drink plenty of water throughout the day - dehydration can be a common trigger.
Keep your mealtimes regular.
Improve your sleeping routine and position.
If your headache is linked to cold or flu – get plenty of rest.
Drinking alcohol – it dehydrates your body.
Sleeping more than usual – it can worsen your headache.
Too much screen time – this will help prevent eye strain.
Skipping meals – even if you don’t feel like it you should eat regularly.
Why ibuprofen can help:
Ibuprofen has triple action – it relieves pain, fever and inflammation. It works for acute pain in more people than paracetamol. What’s more, it can be taken with a glass of water (Nurofen 200mg tablets).
Nurofen Express 200mg Liquid Capsules can help:
Nurofen Express 200mg Liquid Capsules release ibuprofen immediately in the stomach for fast pain relief. Absorbed twice as fast as standard ibuprofen tablets*, they provide up to 8 hours of pain relief with a 2 capsule dose.
- Sinus congestion or fever as a result of a cold or flu.
- High levels of stress.
- Excessive alcohol consumption.
- Poor posture.
- Eyesight conditions.
- Skipping meals and not having a regular daytime routine.
- Hormone changes caused by periods, menopause, or oral contraception.
Common types of headaches:
- Sinus-related headaches
Sinus headaches can occur as a result of inflamed sinuses and the build-up of mucus. This results in a feeling of pressure and pain in cheekbones, forehead and around the eyes.
- Tension headaches
A tension headache feels like an aching type of pain. It can feel as if there is pressure on your head like it’s being squeezed.
The wide symptoms of migraines can include a throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head and sensitivity to light or sound.
- Cluster headaches
Cluster headaches can involve one to eight headaches each day over several weeks or months. Intense pain is usually focused on the area around and behind one eye.
You should also consult a doctor if you experience a very sudden headache or if you have a headache after a head injury or fall. If you have any other symptoms such as a fever, nausea, double vision, extra-sensitivity to light or sound, any weakness or numbness in your limbs or difficulty speaking, seek medical advice.
Get urgent support if your headache is accompanied by pain when eating or the top of your head feels sore. It could mean that your headache is something more serious and should be treated without delay.