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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 ethanol for the treatment of tension headache. They rated the evidence a "B" for "inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence" In my own ...


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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 distance - all the way to the top of my head, actually. I think what you (and I) are feeling is a suture. Between the plates or bones in our heads (separate in ...


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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 much sugar, it can cause ‘reactive hypoglycaemia’ when your sudden rise of blood-glucose can trigger an over-production of insulin which in turn makes the blood-...


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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't think of something to report, or didn't think (for example) that your nausea was related to your headaches (and so didn't report it), then your headache type ...


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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 without your knowledge (If there is too much Infra red). It is similar to ultraviolet that damage the skin although it is invisible rays. I don't know the cause ...


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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 both sides of the head. The forehead is possible...but not the only option. In contrast, a migraine is more of a throbbing kind of headache, and begins or stays ...


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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 cause when headaches are attributed to odors (75%), followed by paints (42%), gasoline (28%) and bleach (27%)


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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 to be blood flow,2 which makes sense considering the importance of keeping the brain properly oxygenated. Too little blood to the head and you can lose ...


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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 the brain. It could also relate to your health conditions (e.g. chronic headache), vital energy or specific hormone balance at the given time. Such as levels of ...


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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 prevents you from carrying out normal activities. The symptoms of a migraine can usually last for few hours or few days. Other common symptoms could include: ...


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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 brought by others could also be a big trigger. High blood pressure can also cause regular headaches, and it can be a side-effect of medications and caused bby ...


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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 that it will provide greater pain relief than either drug alone. With that said, still follow the standard dosing instructions for each drug. That means don't ...


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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 blocks the production of intracellular prostaglandins that are important in pain and inflammatory pathways. Mefenamic acid has analgesic as well as anti-pyretic ...


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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 injury, in the spinal cord or in the brain itself. Many painkillers are based on one of two naturally occurring drugs: aspirin and opiates. Aspirin uses a ...


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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 suffer from some symptoms of postconcussion syndrome (PCS). The symptoms, severity, risk factors and timing vary greatly between individuals. Risk factors of ...


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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 quitting and many people start smoking again to feel better. See: Understanding Nicotine Withdrawal. During the quitting process the following physical symptoms ...


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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 significantly changed What happens post exercise ? nonsignificant changes in heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and double product from the pre-...


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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) Hyperparathyroidism, for example, due to adenoma of parathyroid glands (Annals.org) Cancers and tumors, such as lymphoma, brain tumors, pituitary adenoma (Cancer.net)...


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A recent study published in Cephalalgia proved telemedicine is feasible in migraine care. Fifty patients were studied, clinical outcomes were as good in telemedicine as in the in-office group. Convenience was rated higher and visit times were shorter in the telemedicine group.


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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 fish oil, but no yucky taste if you burp. I can't take NSAIDS anymore, but I found that after a few days of taking krill oil, it works as an anti-inflammatory pain ...


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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 hypotension caused by vasodilation can cause headach.


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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 existing eye-tracking devices on the market (you can contact the manufacturers, tell them you use their device and ask for specs due to safety concerns). I guess it ...


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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 headaches and migraines. Migraines- Mayo Clinic Ice packs have a numbing effect, which may dull the sensation of pain. Heat works as well. Hot packs and ...


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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. If I lightly pull the frames that go over my ears outward and away from my scalp, all the tension melts away instantly. Contacts would probably relieve this. ...


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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. Also, I had wire frames which left the indentation on the skin at the temples, which I think is what you are describing. When I chose frames on hinges as ...


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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 the pressure it has on the temporals...i do believe like anywhere in the body, prolonged pressure leads to decrease in circulation and if left for a while it can ...


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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 associated with certain triggers, which can include starting their period, stress, tiredness and certain foods or drinks. There is no cure for migraines, but migraines ...


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