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why is it bad to worry about waking up with a headache and red eyes?

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Type of headache?: Typically when patients wake up with peri-orbital "headaches" with red eyes, a sinus congestion/allergy type of reaction is probably responsible. This is of course if there are no other neurologic or ophthalmic symptoms. Headache evaluation takes us a a short amount of time but there are a dozen questions we ask to delineate the cause, so it is best to consult your pcp for evaluation.

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Last updated Sep 15, 2013

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