Headaches – signs, symptoms and remedies
- Headaches are quite common, and usually not serious. Most of us will suffer from them in our everyday lives.
- A typical headache can last for as little as 30 minutes, or in some cases, as long as several hours.
- There are a number of things you can do to prevent a headache occurring and there are ways to ease the symptoms, if and when you have one.
drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
rest: especially if you have a cold or flu
try different methods of relaxation
exercise in moderation: try a gentle walk
take paracetamol or ibuprofen.
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: eat, even if you don’t feel like it.
Why ibuprofen can help
Ibuprofen relieves pain, fever and has anti-inflammatory properties. It works for various types of pain including period pain, strains and sprains, headaches and migraines
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. You can take it with water.
Common types of 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
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 squeeze
The wide symptoms of migraines can include a throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head and sensitivity to light or sound.
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
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