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Along with stomach pain and back pain, headache is undoubtedly one of the most common ailments among the population. Technically defined headache, headache is defined as a generic pain, often quite disabling, which affects the region of the head and gradually radiates up to the neck. There are hundreds of forms of headache, essentially distinguished on the basis of the localization of the pain, its intensity, the cyclical nature of the disorder and the way it manifests itself. Given the heterogeneity of the headache, it is often difficult to trace immediately to the triggering cause.
Fortunately, the headache often resolves itself within a few hours: in this case, the disorder may be due to a very stressful day, tensions or a particular worry. In some women, the headache recurs punctually once a month near the menstrual cycle: in these cases, the most obvious explanation of the headache is to be found in the hormonal variation typical of the period.
Other times, however, the headache continually pounds the head, so much so that not even the classic analgesics seem to be of benefit: in these cases, the headache can have resulted in pathological. Some diseases, in fact, can start with this disorder: AIDS, anaphylaxis, atherosclerosis, San Antonio's fire, stroke, flu, hypertension, leukemia, meningitis, mononucleosis, premenstrual syndrome, sinusitis, chicken pox.
The published material is intended to allow quick access to general advice, suggestions and remedies that doctors and textbooks usually dispense for the treatment of Headaches; such indications must in no way substitute the opinion of the attending physician or other health specialists in the sector who are treating the patient. too
- Forehead skin area between thumb and forefinger: press this area between the fingers as much as possible, then release it slowly. Repeat several times
- Area immediately below the bony protrusions of the nape: exert a gentle pressure with the thumbs in this area
- Ibuprofen (eg. Brufen, Moment, Subitene)
- Acetaminophen or Paracetamol (eg. Tachipirina, Efferalgan, Sanipirina):
- Acetylsalicylic acid (eg. Aspirin, salicin, Vivin C, Ascriptin)
- Naproxene (Aleve, Naprosyn, Prexan, Naprius)