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can the sun give you a headache

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sunglasses?: Sometimes when we go in the sun we squint and contract a lot of the muscles around the face and in the head causing pain. A simple solution is using ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Probable migraines: Bright sun light is also one of the many triggers of migraine headaches. Photophobia and phonophobia are very common accompaniments of migraines.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jehad Nimeh
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Heat Injury: It's possible that you have a heat stroke or a sunstroke what you need to do is to hydrate a lot and take a cold shower drink a lot of water and take ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: The smell of nair can definitely lead to headaches and I have had patients complain about this before. I would recommend making sure the area is well ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Yes both: The sun can cause a reaction called polymorphic light eruption and sunburn. Water can cause the skin to lose moisture and that can cause eczematous r ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Headaches, yes : Diabetes could be a factor in chronic headaches especially if your sugars are erratic, you have frequent hypoglycemia or your DM is poorly controlled. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it can: It is really important to take breaks. Get up at least every hour and walk about. Do stretching exercises. Insure you are staying adequately hydrated. ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and yes: Sinus infection can cause enough inflammation to last for a while -- and with inflammation comes pain, swelling and dysfunction of other systems withi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
MigraineCauseUnknown: No one actually knows what causes migraine.There is not even consensus on what a migraine IS.Often, diagnosis is erroneous-made just because pain is s ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Vansaghi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Seems possible: Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen doses according to the packaging. Any headache that is the worst of your life or is associated with weakness ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Migraines: Schedule appt. With neurologist for assessment & treatment options.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not certain: Heat exhaustion can cause nausea or vomiting. However, I am not aware of diarrhea.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely but: breathing cold air can induce a cough for people who have some inflammation in the airways. If you do cough with cold air, see your doctor to make su ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, : Yes, especially if the cold wind blows down your neck as well. In acupuncture, we call this pernicious winds.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Nope: Maybe covering yourself in lead - or if you have the bucks, gold, might help - but careful - remember the girl in gold finger!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Know the cause.: Try sleep first, if you have not had a head trauma.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Headache: Yes you can get a headache from not eating.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not that fast.: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Con ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
There would be no: way to know if you have HSV1 or 2 without scraping the lesion. Need to see doctor to get oral meds asap and prescription topicals.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
It's sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinuses- sinusitis, is clinically demosntrated by what you have described- pressure and pain in the sinuses. Almost all sinusitis ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Migraine: Migraine is not all headaches. It is a complex constellation of events including sensory abnormalities, motor weakness, behavioral changes, vision di ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It's simply physics. Heated body gives warms back.

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