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Is mint oil an effective remedy for headaches?

tl;dr Peppermint oil combined with ethanol may be useful when applied topically for tension headaches. Details A review (Kligler) found two studies that looked at peppermint oil when combined with ...
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Can tight glasses cause headaches?

I don't wear glasses much (only to read) and I feel that same groove. I also feel other grooves on my head, for example I can feel a groove over either temple going somewhat vertically for quite a ...
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Does having too much sugary things cause headaches?

Our body needs sugar (carbohydrates) where most of our energy comes from. When you eat sugar, it's converted into glucose and carried in the blood to different parts including brain. If you eat too ...
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Can a headache be caused solely by a smell?

Certainly, headaches can be caused by a variety of smells, perfumes, paints, gasoline, bleach and yes, air fresheners. A study in 200 migraine patients showed perfumes were the first most common ...
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What are the symptoms of Migraine and how to categorise into severe or mild etc

How to identify migraine Traditionally, if you had headaches you would discuss your symptoms with a doctor who would then classify the type of headache you had based on what you reported. If you didn'...
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Is this description a tension headache?

Yes, a tension-type headache is more of a pressing, tightening quality, and mild to moderate intensity. There is no throbbing. There is also no nausea. It is usually bilateral, so usually it is on ...
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Why can glyceryl trinitrate (a.k.a. nitroglycerin) patches cause severe headaches?

Headaches in general are quite poorly understood, and there are a number of different types of headaches, with a very large number of conditions known to cause them.1 A common denominator though seems ...
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Can non-visible light still have effect on your eyes?

I'm an Electrical Engineer not a doctor but I've some knowledge about IR. Although you can not see it, IR is electromagnetic waves and it carry heat to your eyes. So, The eyes is negatively affected ...
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How does Ponstan treat headaches?

The active ingredient in Ponstan is mefenamic acid. It is categorized as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works because it is a cyclo-oxygenase (Cox-1 and -2) inhibitor and ...
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Can thinking too hard cause a migraine or a headache?

The exact cause of migraines is unknownNHS, although they are thought to be the result of temporary changes, or abnormal brain activity which can affect nerve signals, chemicals and blood vessels in ...
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Do painkillers cure headaches or just stop us from feeling it?

Are painkillers curative for migraine headaches? No, they are not, but they are therapeutic. Similarly to user @De Novo's comment, the main problem in migraine headaches is the pain. Although the ...
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"Blood rushing to the head" during handstands: How is it regulated?

What happens during inversion? increase in blood pressure Oxygen uptake increase Heart rate decreased significantly The double product, the frequency of breaths, and tidal volume were not ...
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Fever and severe headache without inflammation markers

Examples of conditions with fever and severe headache in which inflammation is not involved or is not the main process: Caffeine overdose (BMJ) "Thyroid storm" - acute hyperthyropidism (PubMed) ...
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Do painkillers cure headaches or just stop us from feeling it?

How do painkillers work? When part of your body is injured, special nerve endings send pain messages back to your brain. Painkilling drugs interfere with these messages, either at the site of the ...
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Postconcussion symptoms: how long? Are they reversible? Treatment options?

Postconcussion syndrome is common following a traumatic brain injury (independent on the severity of the TBI). According to some studies, 30%-80% of patients with mild to moderate brain injury will ...
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Is it normal to experience headache while quitting smoking

Yes, it is normal, since Nicotine is a drug which not only affect many parts of your body‚ but it also affect your brain. Withdrawal feelings usually are the strongest in the first few weeks after ...
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What are the general causes of migraine and how can it be treated?

The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they are thought to be the result of temporary changes in the chemicals and blood vessels in the brain. Some people find migraine attacks are ...
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What are the symptoms of Migraine and how to categorise into severe or mild etc

The migraine is a chronic neurological disease. Its main symptom is usually an intense headache that occurs at the front or on one side of the head and the pain could gets worse when you move and ...
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Recurrent head aches, posible cause some poisoning, any recommendation?

This could be many, many different things, common causes include neck problems, migraines can be brought on by stress and/or trigger foods, dehydration and skipped meals, anxiety about receiving food ...
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Can ibuprofen and paracetamol be taken together?

Yes, it is safe. The mechanism that ibuprofen and paracetamol use are different and don't interact negatively. In fact, the two drugs (medicines) can be used in conjunction for a synergistic effect so ...
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Safe alternatives to painkillers/nsaid?

I am really happy that I found Krill oil. It's an omega 3,6,9 oil made from krill. (a sea creature similar to shrimp but much smaller). It makes this choice the strongest choice in benefits of any ...
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Why can glyceryl trinitrate (a.k.a. nitroglycerin) patches cause severe headaches?

From my understanding of the pathology for headache, Some headaches pathogenesis come from vasodilation of blood vessels, Glyceryl trinitrate cause vasodilation, so this could be the cause, Also ...
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Can non-visible light still have effect on your eyes?

Normally IR should not cause any troubles. However its all power-dependent. What is the overall power output of the LED you are using? I suggest you to compare it with the power output in similar ...
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How does forehead cooling affect me?

You are possibly reducing some of the causes of the symptoms, but for numerous reasons and maybe a secondary diagnosis the headaches themselves may return. Head cooling is a typical treatment for ...
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Can tight glasses cause headaches?

I've been wearing glasses since 1980. I too get those depressions in the side of my head just above my ears. These don't give me headaches, but the frames do cause great tension in my scalp and eyes. ...
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Can tight glasses cause headaches?

You are probably aware of this already, but there are frames with earpieces that not only fold in, but are on hinges with a spring and can be moved out. This might alleviate the pressure a bit. ...
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Can tight glasses cause headaches?

I had fun reading all the above reponses regarding this inquiry of having tight frames possibly leading to headaches... I also have tight frames and I tend to rest them on top of my ears to relieve ...
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