Let’s try to cope with pain without painkillers — in safer ways.
● 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.
● 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.
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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The opinion of the editors may not coincide with the opinion of the author of the article.