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Help for Your Headaches

What's on your mind... literally? Have you been suffering from headaches and wondering what to do about 'em? Get the info you need on headaches right here.

Headaches - Heading Off Headaches

There are two kinds of headaches that can affect you - regular headaches and migraine headaches. Everyone experiences headaches from time to time, but some people are afflicted with chronic headaches (which means they come all the time) or migraines (which are extremely painful headaches that come once in awhile). Most teens will go through a time when they get more headaches than they used to because your body is going through a lot of changes. If you find you're having a hard time dealing with chronic headaches or migraines, you should see a doctor about the best treatment for your pain. There are some preventative measures and home remedies, however, that you can try as well.

Headaches - Things That Make Heads Ache

Certain foods and environmental factors can influence the intensity and frequency of your headaches. To help alleviate your headache pain, it's a good idea to avoid eating things like cheese, ice cream, hot dogs, chocolate or fried foods. Caffeine is also something you should skip if you have trouble with headaches.

Headaches - Healthy Routines Make Heads Happy

Sticking to a regular routine can often cut down on the number of headaches you're faced with. Getting a proper amount of sleep (as a teen, you need between 8-9 hours of sleep per night), eating a well-balanced diet, drinking lots of water and keeping physically active can make a big difference. Reducing your stress levels will also help with your headache traumas.

Headaches - Headache Helpers

Sometimes, headaches are just impossible to avoid. So the next time you're faced with one, give one of these handy home remedies a try.

  • Take a nap in a very dark room - light can make headaches worse.
  • Rub a bit of peppermint essential oil on your temples and back of your neck.
  • Grab an icepack or cold cloth and put it over your eyes or forehead.
  • Make yourself a cup of peppermint or lemon/ginger tea.
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
Is there a particular reason or situation causing you to feel this way? I can't provide much advice other than talk to them about it. Communication is important.
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Arenl
Arenl posted in Friends:
He is a jerk, but then what ?? He is your best friend . Maybe you should tell him to sleep for an extra hour. It may be a lack of sleep.
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KittyCheshire
KittyCheshire posted in Friends:
My BFFEL (best friend for eternal life) is being a jerk after we have been friends for a long time. What should I do?
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PittsburghPenguinsFanatic
"aftershock" wrote: "NicolletteA" wrote: no. and you sound like the marketing people that stop me at the mall.  :/ lol, I'm not, i just kno someone whos making a new app and wanted to see if any1 would use it.   BTW what do u say to the marketing people at the mall? No. I don't like those people at the mall. Sometimes, they ask my family and I (usually directed at my mom and sister, but sometimes at me, too. Even though I'm under 13. Not for long though.) if they want their hair done. And sometimes I'm so tempted to say, "No thank you. I did my hair today. Do you think I want it done?" But of course I never do. It's kinda disrespectful. So we just usually say No thank you. My mom, sister, and I now have a solution for that (my idea when I was maybe ages 9-11) Don't make eye contact with them and pretend that they aren't there.
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BookWorm86
This is GREAT advice! Thx a lot StephRox!:) I have a younger brother & he can be EXASPERATING at times lol! Great advice!!:D
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