Cool it down
Put an ice pack on your forehead, scalp, or neck to get pain relief. Experts aren’t sure exactly why it works but reducing the flow of blood might be part of it. You can also try a frozen gel pack or a washcloth that’s been rinsed in cold water.
You don’t need a prescription to get painkillers like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen. You can also buy migraine remedies that have a combination of pain relievers.