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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.
What to do:
  • 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.

What to avoid:
  • 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.

Frequent headache causes:

  • sinus congestion or fever as a result of a cold or flu
  • stress
  • excessive alcohol consumption
  • poor posture
  • eyesight conditions
  • skipping meals and not having a regular daytime routine
  • dehydration
  • hormone changes caused by periods, menopause, or oral contraception.

Common types of headaches:

Sinus 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 headache

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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