There are many different treatments available for headache relief. When choosing which type of treatment is best for you it is important to consider what type of headache you’re experiencing. Different headaches require different means of treatment because they are generally not caused by the same things.
Many people find relief from their tension headaches by taking pain relieving medicines known as analgesics. Aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen are common analgesics. Anacin® is an analgesic that combines aspirin with caffeine to deliver fast headache relief.
Medicines known as decongestants can be effective in relieving sinus headaches. These headaches are often associated with pressure around the eyes, cheeks and forehead. They are often experienced by associated with individuals who have colds.
Certain other drugs, including a class of drug known as triptans, are often used to treat more severe and painful headaches known as migraines. Migraines are reoccurring headaches that can interfere with daily life.
Many healthcare providers recommend balancing headache medication with life style changes and helpful activities such as stress management, biofeedback, and exercise programs.
Health Topics—Headaches. MedlinePlus Web Site. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/headache.html?PHPSESSID=0233f6d789b2d444f93fa1e025792e0e Accessed July 27, 2016.