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    Mild Headache Treatment

    1. Take Pain Medication

    2. Try Self-Care Strategies

    • Apply a cool cloth or ice pack to the forehead, temples, or back of the neck.
    • Massage the person's neck and back to relieve muscle tension.
    • Apply gentle, rotating pressure to the painful area of the head.
    • Have the person rest or take a warm bath or shower.

    3. When to Call a Health Care Provider

    Seek medical care immediately for:

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on November 22, 2015

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