FAQs on Prescription Pain Creams for Headaches
Most everyone will have at least one headache in their lifetime, while some more unfortunate individuals experience chronic migraines regularly. There are several types of headaches such as tension; migraine, cluster; sinus; and mixed headache syndrome.
It is reported that there are currently 150 separate diagnoses for different types of headaches. They may cause pain anywhere in the head region, or in places such as the shoulders, neck, and jaw. Headaches are often accompanied by other symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and night sweats. They may cause sensitivity to loud noises and bright light.
Why are they debilitating?
Headaches are extremely painful and can become debilitating, if they are left untreated. They are not considered serious by many individuals and in most cases they are not. However, the underlying cause can be, or become, very serious. Headaches can present such excruciating pain that it is almost impossible for the patient to participate in normal daily activities, and quite impossible to function at work. It is vital to seek medical attention for prolonged and/or reoccurring headaches.
How do topical pain creams help headaches?
Many types of medications are added to base creams for topical application to treat headaches. This method bypasses many of the harmful side effects of oral medications. Topical creams are also applied directly to the area, are absorbed much faster than oral medications, and therefore they act quickly to bring about relief faster.
What are the types of pain cream available for headaches?
Most individuals are aware thatcertain forms of topical creams contain types of pain reducers. However, it may not be widely known that other types of medication are just as effective on headaches as other ailments. For example capsaicin is a topical cream ingredient used to treat muscle sprains, but it is also effective for treating cluster headaches. The form of cream that will be effective, is directly related to the type of headache.
The natural properties of capsaicin are found in hot peppers and have been utilized in medicine for centuries. It is thought to block the chemical messenger related to pain known as substance P. It is very effective when applied to the side being affected by a cluster headache in the nasal passage area. This should only be done under the direct supervision of a medical professional.
There are topical creams available containing ingredients such as peppermint oil, eucalyptus, and camphor. These types of creams are generally recommended for individuals suffering from muscle sprains; however, they are quite useful in the treatment of headaches as well. The active ingredients produce a warming and cooling sensations which relax the body. Many types of headaches are caused by stress. Applying this type of topical cream can alleviate stress, thereby reducing the pain associated with it.
Ketamine creams are now prescribed for many types of Neuropathic pain. It is believed that Ketamine may block peripheral N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) pain receptors. In low dose forms, no severe side effects have been documented, though it is not available in higher dose forms. It is crucial that individuals utilizing this treatment for any reason, seek the advice of a physician.
My Pain Cream MD offers telemedicine consultations with doctors who can customize prescription creams to help alleviate your headache pain. The tele-doc consultations are readily available, and the topical prescription creams are formulated and shipped right to your home. Call Today!