A 17-year-old male asked:
One of the symptoms of brain eating amoeba is headache. are these headaches more painful then normal and do the strictly occur on the frontal lobe?
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Neurology 53 years experience
Do NOT worry: Headache would be the least of your problems if you suffered amoeba infection of the brain, which can be rapidly deadly. If you have headaches, have your doctor evaluate and prescribe, and don't worry about amoeba unless you are drinking brackish water from third world sites.
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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