2. Headache is common with the kissing bug.
With a headache, you’ll need to rest and take over-the-counter medication, such as Tylenol. Take the prescribed dosage and no more. Take more than what is prescribed can cause vomiting and nausea. Applying ice to your forehead is another way to heal a headache. Make sure you place a towel over your forehead first before applying the ice. This can be done a few times a day for 10 to 15 minutes. Make sure you are lying down when you do this.
The headache will go away on its own, but you can seek medical treatment and the doctor will more than likely take blood tests and give you a prescription medication to help with the headaches. This is good to do because the headache could last for a few weeks or months.
It’ll be difficult for you to do your daily activities because you will always have a headache.