How to cure headache due to cold with a history of migraine?
Hello, A 26-year-old woman in my neighbor is having a history of migraines. Now she is suffering from headache. Three weeks before this presentation, she had traveled with her family to Europe for vacation. Nineteen days before this presentation, she visited a mountainous region, where she stayed in a mountain cabin and spent time outdoors in the snow. The cabin was located at an altitude above 3400 m. While in the mountains, she struck her head during a low-velocity sledding accident, after which she had a headache that lasted several hours and resolved spontaneously. She also had had mild chills and cough that she had attributed to spending time in cold weather. How to cure headache due to cold with a history of migraine?
@gurnur Medication is a proven way to both treat and prevent migraines. But medication is only part of the story. It's also important to take good care of yourself and understand how to cope with migraine pain when it strikes. The same lifestyle choices that promote overall good health can also reduce the frequency and severity of your migraines. Combining medication with behavioral measures and lifestyle can often be the most effective way to handle migraines. At the first sign of a migraine, take a break and step away from whatever you're doing if possible.
Turn off the lights. Migraines often increase sensitivity to light and sound. Relax in a dark, quiet room. Sleep if you can.
Try temperature therapy. Apply hot or cold compresses to your head or neck. Ice packs have a numbing effect, which may dull the sensation of pain. Hot packs and heating pads can relax tense muscles. Warm showers or baths may have a similar effect.
Drink a caffeinated beverage. In small amounts, caffeine alone can relieve migraine pain in the early stages or enhance the pain-reducing effects of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) and aspirin. Be careful, however. Drinking too much caffeine too often can lead to withdrawal headaches later on. And having caffeine too late in the day may interfere with your sleep, which can also affect migraines.