First Aid For Headaches

Facts About Headaches

  • Many have tried to have a headache. Often it is of mild transient nature and does not need to be treated
  • The headache may be of different types (migraine, tension headache or cluster headache) or occur as a result of other conditions, for example. fever, head injury, bleeding in the brain or if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol
  • Symptoms can be depressing, throbbing, chasing headache, varying duration and possibly. accompanied by light and sound sensitivity as well as nausea and vomiting
  • Treatment depends on what type of headache it is about
  • Rest, rest, fluid and relaxation exercises relieve pain – alternatively, buy-in medicine or specific headache medicine


  • Most cases of headache are light and transient. They do not need treatment or possibly only an easy painkiller
  • The explanation is usually fatigue and stress. Headaches may also accompany a fever, for example. by the flu or because of migraines
  • In rare cases, headache may be a warning of a serious disease such as brain tumor or meningitis
  • One should not ignore an inexplicable headache, or a headache that is still getting worse

First aid

  • Take it easy
    • Get him to sit down or lay down in a quiet place
  • If necessary, put a cold cloth on the forehead
  • Check if you have enough liquid
  • Take any pain medication
    • One adult can take two tablets with paracetamol while a child can take the age and weight of the dose of paracetamol
In the case of a headache, it may help with a cold cover
In the case of a headache, it may help with a cold cover

Call help if the headache

  • Occurs suddenly and is very powerful
  • Accompanied by fever, stiff neck, rash, mental confusion, cramps, double vision, dizziness, pronounced weakness, loss of balance, numbness or speechlessness
  • Comes after a blow to the head
  • Is a new pain and the person is older than 40 years
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