Q&A: What Are Alternatives To Taking Aspirin For A Headache?

A bottle of aspirin spilling out onto a black surface.Q: I don’t like taking medication – what can I take for a headache instead? – C. P.

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A: The most common types of headaches are migraines, tension and cluster headaches. Tension headaches are usually a dull achy feeling on both sides of the head.

A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light.