A 23-year-old female asked:
i have idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and every time i have tonsillitis or infection my headaches are unmanageable and worse. why?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Olav Jaren answered
18 years experience Neurology
Not sure: It is not clear why, but infections in the face can cause headaches too, perhaps the two headaches make the pain worse. Infections are not known to make IIH feel worse. Hope that helps.
Answered on Jul 18, 2016
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