How to do without painkillers

Let’s try to cope with pain with­out painkillers — in safer ways.

How to relieve pain, Photo

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Relieve a headache, Photo

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● The eas­i­est way to deal with a headache is to close your eyes, relax, and wait 10–15 min­utes. You will be sur­prised, but very often this method works.
● Aro­mather­a­py has a good effect. Try rub­bing a few drops of nat­ur­al laven­der or rose­mary essen­tial oil into your whiskey.
● If the cause of the headache is a migraine, dark­ness and com­plete rest will help to improve the con­di­tion. The best rem­e­dy is sleep.
● For headaches caused by over­work, it is rec­om­mend­ed to take a warm bath or low­er your legs to the ankles and sit for about 15 min­utes. Then drink mint infu­sion (a tea­spoon of herbs in a glass of boil­ing water).

The cause of pain can be oti­tis media, den­tal dis­ease, neu­ral­gia … Self-med­ica­tion is unac­cept­able here, be sure to see a doc­tor. How to relieve pain before see­ing a spe­cial­ist?
● Try to sit rather than lie down — the pain gets worse when you lie down.
● If there is no dis­charge from the ear canal, make a warm com­press: wet a tow­el with warm water and apply it to your ear for 10–15 min­utes. Repeat the pro­ce­dure every 2 hours.
● You can put a cot­ton ball soaked in warm water in the cav­i­ty between the ear­lobe and the ear hole.

Relieve joint pain, Photo

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● Fill a rub­ber heat­ing pad with ice water and apply to the affect­ed joint for 15 min­utes — the pain will go away.
● Apply a white cab­bage leaf to the joint and change it every 2 hours.
● Cold curd com­press may help — wrap the curd in a clean tow­el and apply to the joint. Such a com­press well soothes the pain, relieves inflam­ma­tion and pre­vents the appear­ance of ede­ma.

Relieve muscle pain, Photo

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If the pain is caused by intense exer­cise, pro­longed expo­sure to an uncom­fort­able posi­tion, or hypother­mia, the best reme­dies are warmth and gym­nas­tics.
● If you exer­cise reg­u­lar­ly, buy a spe­cial sports oint­ment that will help strained mus­cles. Apply it to the prob­lem area and gen­tly mas­sage it.
● If the pain is caused by strain­ing the mus­cles of the neck and shoul­der gir­dle when doing monot­o­nous seden­tary work, ask some­one close to stretch your shoul­ders and neck — a rush of blood to the prob­lem area will help the pain go away faster.
● Take a warm bath — it will increase blood cir­cu­la­tion, and the pain will go away.
● Sit­ting on a chair or chair, turn your head left and right until the pain sub­sides. Hold this “twist­ed” posi­tion for about 90 sec­onds, then slow­ly relax and gen­tly stretch the mus­cle in the oppo­site direc­tion.

Edi­tor’s advice. Experts con­sid­er it harm­less to take anal­gesics no more than twice a month. If you need these drugs more often, you should con­sult a doc­tor. He will help to find out the cause of the pain and pre­scribe treat­ment.

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