Migraine: eight solutions to get rid of it

Massage of temples with essential oils, cryotherapy, sweet coffee and paracetamol ... there are many simple solutions for migraine. Here are eight tips to follow in case of a headache.

Affliction more and more frequent, especially because of our addiction to screens, migraine affects 7 to 8 million people in France , three quarters of whom are women. When she hits, she can nail you to bed for hours, preventing you from doing anything other than throwing up. If it usually ends up going by itself.

Here are 8 easily applicable tips to overcome as quickly as possible.  

1 / Drink water
Most often, you have a headache because you are dehydrated. Remember to drink throughout the day to avoid migraines. The easiest way to do this is to constantly have a bottle of water in your bag or on your desk.

2 / Apply a cold glove on your forehead
Simple and effective, a wet glove with cold water on your forehead will help you to pass the pain. Close your eyes and apply it in the dark and calm until you feel better.

3 / Think cryotherapy
If you have pain in the forehead and temples, apply cold. This will cause vasoconstriction of dilated vessels, relieving symptoms. Wrap ice cubes in a cloth and rub the painful area.

4 / Think hot
When the pain is located at the back of the head, it may be due to an old cervical trauma waking up as a result of fatigue or nervous tension. In this case, unlike cryotherapy, warm your neck to relieve the muscles at the base of your head. Many easy solutions are available to you: cushion of cherry stones to warm in the microwave, hair dryer, traditional hot water bottle ...

5 / Apply essential oil on your temples
If a crisis occurs during the day and you do not have time to rest, use a tiger balm (a mixture of camphor and menthol) or a roll-on with essential oils (peppermint or peppermint). lavender). Many organic shops and pharmacies sell from six euros. Apply the product of your choice on the temples and the neck by massaging gently. 

6 / Massage yourself
Sometimes massaging one's temples is not enough. With your elbows resting on your table, your jaws relaxed, your mouth open, place your index finger at the jaw joint and make small circles from inside to outside to the earlobe. You can also knead the skin of your neck with three fingers, accompanying the massage with a slight movement of the head. Last possible option: leave trapezes around the neck and go up with both hands to the ears.

7 / Swallow your paracetamol with a cup of sweet coffee  
In addition to your classic doliprane, drink coffee. Associated with paracetamol, caffeine, which contracts dilated vessels, causes frequent headaches, accelerates its absorption and increases its efficiency. Do not forget to sweeten your coffee, the sugar intake will also help to alleviate a possible hypoglycemia, perhaps the source of your migraine.

8 / Beware of screens
If migraine takes you home, drop the screens, probably causing your headache. If you are in the office , close your eyelids very slowly every 15 minutes and then re-open them just as slowly. Repeat this at least ten times a day. Also remember to flash regularly. In addition, many filters and applications exist to protect your eyes from computers. Redshift or Desktop Lighter software, for example, adjusts the color temperature of your screen. Finally, for those who absolutely want to consult their smartphone while falling asleep, although it is strongly discouraged by doctors, the Screen Filter application allows to apply a darkening filter on the screens of phones.

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