Whatever the cause of your dehydration whether that be travel, alcohol, habitual thirstlessness, over-consumption of salty foods, over-consumption of caffeinated drinks, a sickness which left you depleted...one common sign and symptom of dehydration is a headache. A dull, aching, overall tension in the head...but that may increase to a throbbing, more painful, debilitating ache. Needless to say, when you are dehydrated, the best solution is to drink water!
But here are 2 homeopathic remedies which may relieve your headache fast and help you to avoid having to take a conventional pain-killer:
- China Officinalis 30c. This is a useful remedy for all ailments that arise from a loss of fluids whether this is just simple dehydration leading to a pounding headache or loss of fluids through excessive perspiration in heat or an infectious illness or severe diarrhoea. Indications that you may need China are: bloating and distension of the abdomen and excessive flatulence or trapped gas, watery diarrhoea, nausea, pallor and weakness. This is a fantastic first-aid remedy to carry with you in travel situations. It is fantastic for hang-overs. And it is also used in more serious illness especially where the liver is involved.
- Bryonia Alba 30c. If you need this remedy, you will be inclined to drink large amounts of water at one time due to intense thirst. You will be irritable like a bear with a sore head, grumpy and will want to be left alone. Even opening your eyes will be too much effort and moving about aggravates all complaints including the headache. Remaining absolutely still makes you forget the pain. This remedy is very useful also for back pain which disappears as long as you do not move an inch and also for headaches arising from putting your back out, as well as dehydration. This remedy is an amazing tool for homeopaths but all its uses are too many to list here. But if you have a dry mouth, dry skin, constipation, are very thirsty, irritable and want to be quiet, with a pounding headache....Bryonia will pick you up very quickly!
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