A 29-year-old male asked:
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causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. no trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

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Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
You may have: neuritis or neuralgia from local nerve irritation in the temporal region of your scalp. Or you may have infection of the cranial or oculomotor nerve by a virus such as herpes or zoster (shingles). Please see a healthcare provider ASAP. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.
Answered on Jun 3, 2016
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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
There are certain: types of headaches that actually cause tenderness or pain to the touch including migraine or some type of neuropathy/nerve impairment. This feature isn't really alarmingly in and of itself. Do what you usually do for a headache--rest, dark room, OTC pain killers--but if this feature persists, see your doctor for evaluation. Stay well:)
Answered on Jun 17, 2017
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse.
Answered on Nov 4, 2017
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