15 Things to Do When You Have the Worst Headache Ever

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A severe headache can turn our good day completely in to worst. Using medicines every time will not give us the relief we want. So instead of using medicines that have side effects, just give a try to do the following simple things to get instant relief from your headache.

  1. Drink Water: It might sound so simple, but in most causes severe headache is caused by dehydration.
  2. Scalp Massage: according to a study, it has been concluded that massaging occipital nerve which is located at the backside of your head will give you complete relief from your headache.
  3. Stretch: headaches are often caused by tension in muscles, simple neck stretches will help you get relief from headache.
  4. Eat Watermelon: yes, as headache is caused by dehydration. Eating water rich foods such as watermelon will give you relief from the pain.
  5. Take A Deep Breath: when you feel pain, your body gets stressed. Taking deep breathe will help to relax your muscles and relive the pain inside your head.
  6. Massage Your Temples With Peppermint Oil: peppermint oil will help to increase the blood flow and relive the pain inside your head with its smoothening properties. Massage your jaw and back of your head with peppermint essential oil.
  7. Press The webbed Area Between Your Thumb And Pointed Finger. Lightly massage the point about a minute before switching to other hand.
  8. Drink A Cup Of Coffee: headaches are often caused by expanding of blood vessels. Drinking coffee will help to constrict the blood vessels and help to bring them in normal size.
  9. Hold Pencil Between Your Teeth: holding pencil between your teeth will release smile muscles by relaxing your jaw. We sometimes clench our teeth when we are stressed and straining the muscles of complete jaw will lead us to experience headache.
  10. Drink Ginger Tea: the anti inflammatory properties in ginger tea often results in relieving pain in your head.
  11. Try Something Spicy: eating spicy foods such as cayenne pepper will control the pain of perception in your head.
  12. Apply Ice cubes On Temples: the artery that supplies to the lining of the brain sits behind thin bone at the temple. The lining gets inflamed when you are dealing with migraine, so lowering that temperature for free flow of blood could relieve you from the pain.
  13. Take Hot Shower: the heat from the hot shower will help to relax the muscles when they fall on your neck and help you get relief from the pain.
  14. Drink Apple Cider Vinegar: apple cider vinegar will help to restore the alkaline balance of your body and gives you relief from the pain. Dilute two table spoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water and add one table spoon of honey and lime juice before drinking.
  15. Meditate: meditation is the key to help your mind to concentrate only on the particular thing and distract you from the pain caused by your head.
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