A 19-year-old member asked:
i have reoccuring pain on the left side of my head it affects my left eye and ear normal pain killers don't work and when i touch my head its very sore?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Persistent headache: There are many causes of unilateral headache. Most common is simple muscle tension headache which usually responds to ibuprofen. If there is throbbing pain, nausea, and visual disturbances with light bothering your eyes, it is probably migraine. Other severe persistent unilateral headaches include paroxysmal hemicrania and cluster headache, or headache from increased intracranial pressure.
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Head pain: This needs checking by your doctor. Severe pain like this can be due to nerve pain (neuralgia) or inflammation of the vessels (temooral arteritis). Other possible causes are migraine.
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Last updated Jan 23, 2015
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