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why does my head hurt when I cough

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Cough headache: There are a couple of possibilities. Coughing can raise the pressure inside your head, which can cause pain sometimes. There is also a poorly-understo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe sinus: Possibly you have sinus congestion and when you do these things, your sinus blockage/congestion is being aggravated.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Head hurt & cough: Think of when you went to a country fair as a child and there was a game where you slammed a big sledge hammer onto one end a small seesaw and the oth ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Sinus headache : It sounds like you may have a sinus type headache . No wonder your CT of the head is negative . I believe a ct of the Osteomeatal unit - sinuses wou ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinusitis?: This symptom could indicate a possible sinus infection. You should have it checked out. May need antibiotics.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judith Tellerman
41 years experience Clinical Psychology
COUGHING: If you have all these symptoms then I recommend self-isolating and calling an ambulance to take you to the emergency room of your nearest hospital to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Headache: Everytime someone coughs you increase intracranial pressure.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sinusitis: You may have developed a sinus infection from the cold, see your doctor.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
20 years experience Sleep Medicine
Need to see doctor: Cough headaches are usually a benign condition however sometimes they can be a sign of other problems inside your brain. You need to see your physicia ... Read More

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