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    How does a hot rag on your forehead helps headaches?

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    I was told that using a hot cloth to the back of the neck alternating with a cold cloth to the back of the neck would ease a headache. I've never tried it. When I get a headache I want immediate relief so I take two aspirin.
    The burns on your skin make you forget about the other pain

    (Usually you would use a cool cloth to get a helpful effect.)
    daren1

    funny thats exactly what i was think... great minds live in southern germany
    mycatsmom

    to Daren---my grandmother lived in Southern Germany till she came here :-)
    Soak feet in hot water and put ice pack on forehead.
    It's supposed to be a cold or cool compress on your forehead, b/c most bad headaches and migraines are caused by dialation of the blood vessles in your head.( them getting bigger and engorged ) and a cold or cool compress constricts the blood vessle in your head, thereby releiving the pain.
    signed,
    A. Nurse
    P.S. I'll send you my bill ;-)
    nlnnet

    Why did you vote down my answer? Are you trying to make it look like nurses do not have a sense of humor?
    A hot rag is for sinus pressure and headache... Cold rags are for vascular headaches.


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