Product Type: Diomed Developments Ltd in Health Therapies / Treatments
Newest Review: ... moment I wiped it across my head. It didn't cure the headache/migraine, it but eased it enough for me to be able to concentrate on what ... more
Great little stick to carry with you to fight any of those nasty headaches you may get.
4head Headache Relief
Member Name: rolandrat
4head Headache Relief
Advantages: Easy to carry with you at all times, natural to use
Disadvantages: May not work fo the pain is really bad.
Comes in a cerise bright pink cardboard box.
'Effective Headache Relief.'
Direct application to the forehead.
Non greasy and colourless.
Ingredients - 90% levomenthol and also contains macrogol 20000.
Long shelf life - mine has expiry date of November 2015.
'A natural way to treat headaches.'
Manufactured by Aeropak of Norfolk.
Distributed by DDD Ltd of Watfrod for 4head.
A Diomed product.
Has enclosed instruction leaflet.
Solid screw up stick in pale grey tube. Sufficient for more than 100 applications
TOXIC IF SWALLOWED - and avoid eyes.
£4.50 from Tesco, but the recommended retail price is £5.95.
=== Alternative Product===
4head also comes as strips which can be purchased in packs of four. Called 4head QuickStrip their recommenDed pricer per pack is £3.49.
( I have not tried these yet but seems to Me the stick is much better value as it has over 100 applications.)
This is a natural way to treat your headaches and when I first heard about it a few years ago I thought I would give it a try.
Of course headaches comes in different sorts and severity and anyone who gets lots of bad headaches should see their doctor. However lots of us just get headaches if tired, in a lot of noise or just after having a stressful day. Personally as I have ME I found I would get headaches if I had been out in busy shops or where there was lots of talking and noise and so rather than just take two paracetamol I thought I would try this product.
The chunky tube is just under two inches and is easy to use and carry with you. It has a pull off cap which fastens on with a satisfying 'click' so you know it is in place. Also inside and on top of the stick is another thin piece of clear plastic in the shape of a disc - keep this as well - the first one I had I threw this away before reading the paperwork as I thought it was just packaging but it obviously helps to protect the stick as well.
With any ailment I always try to avoid tablets for as long as possible and I would always carry one of these sticks in my bag.
It is really easy to use and you can even do it in public without anyone taking much notice. The stick is quite solid and dry and you just need to twist it up slightly and wipe it across your forehead twice. You will soon start to feel a tingling and cooling and it should help to ease your headache. Of course as I would usually get headaches from busy places and situations it also made sense to try and go somewhere quiet as well, but I do find that it is quite effective. It may not wipe the pain out instantly but it does ease it and if you can also go somewhere quiet the pain will fade.
The instructions state that it can be used on migraine as well but I cannot vouch for that.
Obviously this is not as strong and powerful as taking tablets but as a first line of defence I find it works well and mostly this is all I will need to use.
It is only to be used on the forehead and is TOXIC if swallowed. The information sheet inside is thorough but there are actually hardly any warnings apart from not consuming it or getting it in your eyes.
I think the worst that can happen when using on your forehead s a bit of allergic reaction if you have sensitive skin - so it is advisable to try a little first. You will feel tingling but that is how it works.
It also advices not to use if you have acne or broken skin.
Any age can use it but as the literature states,if children complain of headaches they really need to see a doctor.
There is no limit to how much you can use this stick but obviously be sensible - I usually wipe it across my brow twice and then maybe one more time an hour later - after that the headache is usually easing anyway and if it was still very bad then I would take a tablet.
This has such a long shelf life that the new one I have just bought will last until November 2015. Even then I do not actually finish the sticks - but after their expiry dates the potency wears off. This will be my third stick now.
For the price I find this a very good product - - to have something to carry with you for almost three year's worth of treatment for under £5 is good value - and I like the fact it is not something I am taking orally.
===Would I Recommend?===
Summary: A great first line of defence if you get a headache -avoids you taking tablets.
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