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What would be the cause of a swollen frontal vein on my forehead that comes with pain & headaches around the same area? . Had this for a while now.

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What would be the cause of a swollen frontal vein on my forehead that comes with pain & headaches around the same area? . Had this for a while now.

Depends: If it's actually an artery (the temporal artery, to be exact), with the associations of headache and blurred vision, and you are of appropriate age, temporal arteritis would be a concern. I would seek medical attention, as this requires a physical exam that cannot be done nearly satisfactorily over the internet. ...Read more

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Why would prednisolone 15mg/5ml (my ER dose is 12.5ml 2nd day) cause my forehead swelling to go down but then cause my eyes to get extremely swollen?

Why would prednisolone 15mg/5ml (my ER dose is 12.5ml 2nd day) cause my forehead swelling to go down but then cause my eyes to get extremely swollen?

Could be: A. Side affect of the steroids, Prednisone does cause elevated intraocular pressure in some people. These people we call steroid responders and should be taken off Prednisone and the pressure of the eyes generally returns to normal. You need an eye care doctor to measure your intraocular pressure. ...Read more

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last 4 days my forehead is swollen, also another swelling occurs in my foot, I got hives, but cured, what is the cause, how long will swelling last?

last 4 days my forehead is swollen, also another swelling occurs in my foot, I got hives, but cured, what is the cause, how long will swelling last?

Exam/testing: This sounds like a systemic allergic or autoimmune illness. You will need examination, blood and allergy testing. Swelling varies with the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen eyelids, forehead bridge of my nose and lips. What caused this? Should I go to the doctor.

? Allergic reaction: Your description sounds like an allergic reaction. Try cool compresses, artificial tears, topical and/or oral allergy meds, and frequent changing of pillow cases and sheets. ...Read more

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My cheek is swollen and numb without a cause head ache in forehead nauseated and fatigue all started suddenly?

My cheek is swollen and numb without a cause head ache in forehead nauseated and fatigue all started suddenly?

There is a cause: In order to figure it out you will need an exam from a primary care provider with a possible dental referral to consider the swollen cheek. Not knowing the cause doesn't mean there isn't one. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) cause headache. Its above eyes and forehead. A little on top of head. Hida scan function at 33%. Styes in both eyes. Neck glands swollen.

Can Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) cause headache. Its above eyes and forehead. A little on top of head. Hida scan function at 33%. Styes in both eyes. Neck glands swollen.

Usually not: Headache from Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is not a common reaction based on my pocket drug reference. I would see your pcp to discuss this further. ...Read more

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History of brain abcess caused by sinusitis went to ER with head pain she had CT scan they said brain was fine. However her forehead has swollen.

History of brain abcess caused by sinusitis went to ER with head pain she had CT scan they said brain was fine. However her forehead has swollen.

Change?: If the forehead swelling is a significant change from the exam on the day the CT scan was done I would go back to the ER for a recheck. ...Read more

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My 26 year old little brother shaved his head with clippers and got a sunburn and now his head is swollen. What is the cause of it?

My 26 year old little brother shaved his head with clippers and got a sunburn and now his head is swollen. What is the cause of it?

Sunburn: Different degrees of burns can cause swelling, and even blisters, especially areas that are normally protected by the hair and would thus be more sensitive and likely to have swelling and blistering, etc. Have him see a dr. If it worsening. ...Read more

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Is it common for new borns head to get swollen up and could that cause future problem with the baby and what cause the head to swell up?

Is it common for new borns head to get swollen up and could that cause future problem with the baby and what cause the head to swell up?

Coneheads or molding: Is a common consequence of delivery producing a lopsided or flattened skull and will even out over the first few weeks of life. A cephalohematoma is a bruise that forms during delivery and appears to be a puddle of fluid under the scalp but above the skull. This will resolve on its own as well but sometimes leads to some jaundice. You should bring this up at the baby's 7 day exam for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause the indent on the side of my head to be swollen? There uneven it's been like that for a while one side comes out more then the other is it something serious?

Can TMJ cause the indent on the side of my head to be swollen? There uneven it's been like that for a while one side comes out more then the other is it something serious?

See a TMJ dentist: Possible displacement of the disk can cause harm to the joint. A TMJ work -up maybe recommended. The sooner the treatment, the better to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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Why does swollen turbinates cause pressure in head?

Why does swollen turbinates cause pressure in head?

Increase of pressure: Swollen turbinates can limit the flow of air/fluids in your maxillary sinus which can lead to an increase of sinus pressure. If your sinuses cannot drain properly then you will likely feel the effect that you are asking about. If you think that you may be developing a sinus infection see your doctor for verification and treatment. ...Read more

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At times the back of my neck feels swollen ans it's uncomfortable to bend my head the whole way back...what would cause this?

At times the back of my neck feels swollen ans it's uncomfortable to bend my head the whole way back...what would cause this?

Swelling in the neck: You could have aisle spasm in the back in the muscles or you could have some lymph nodes there. If it is lymph nodes you could feel them and there would be likely more than one. The muscle pain and spasm is most likely. Take Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and use cold and warm compresses for 20 mins a piece. With a 20 min break every hour and the pain should go away. Good luck, feel better' ...Read more

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The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?

The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?

May be: You may have a viral or bacteerial infecton. If your symptoms have been prresent for greater than 7 days, seek care for evaluation and possible antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. Head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. Head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

No: Terminal meconium is just evidence baby went through a period of stress in labor.Whatever caused the stress might account for some of what you describe. The worst outcome from terminal meconium happens if they inhale the poo into their lungs and get pneumonia. ...Read more

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My daughter came home from her dads with a fever and red swollen cheeks. What might this be caused by and how do I treat it? He gave her two different medicines within a very short time. We have a cool towel on her head now.

My daughter came home from her dads with a fever and red swollen cheeks. What might this be caused by and how do I treat it? He gave her two different medicines within a very short time. We have a cool towel on her head now.

Fever: Fever and red cheeks make me immediately think of fifths disease - also known as "slapped cheeks disease". It is caused by a virus called parvovirus b19 and is a very common childhood illness. It is usually harmless and does not require treatment unless the child also has a chronic disease that can predispose them to anemia such as sickle cell anemia. It can also be a concern if a pregnant woman has been exposed to someone with fifths disease.

Below I've linked to website with more in-depth information on fifths disease.

In the meantime, it's important to keep your child comfortable and watch for signs of a more serious infection.

"red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are:
-fevers that last 5 days or more
-fevers persistently above 104f orally
-a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake
-difficulty breathing
-vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration
-a purple rash, esp on the legs (a red lacy rash on the body is common with fifths disease)
-stiff neck
-any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint

as always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen tastebuds on tongue, I have a head cold and sever sinusitis... can that cause it??? I'm worried

Swollen tastebuds on tongue, I have a head cold and sever sinusitis... can that cause it??? I'm worried

Viral infection: Various upper respiratory viruses typically cause swollen and painful tastbuds. The fact that you have congestion and sinusitis strongly suggests an upper respiratory viral infection that should resolve itself. If these symptoms continue for more than 2 weeks, your doctor might want to give you a trial of antibiotics in case a secondary bacterial infection is present. If not helpful, imaging ...Read more

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Can swollen turbinates cause head pressure and tightness?

Can swollen turbinates cause head pressure and tightness?

Swollen Turbinates: Hello. Yes, swollen turbinates can cause head pressure and tightness. The link would be nasal and thus sinus function. When the nasal passages are blocked by swollen turbinates, the ability for the nose to warm, clean and humidify the air we breathe reduces and we then have a higher risk for infection. A sinus infection commonly has symptoms of head pressure and tightness. Consider afrin x 5 days ...Read more

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Why does swollen turbinates cause head pressure & tightness in the head?

Why does swollen turbinates cause head pressure & tightness in the head?

Sinus congestion?: The swelling undoubtedly involves all the linings of the nasal cavity, including sinuses, not only the turbinates. It's just that the turbinates are easy for the doctor to observe. Your "head pressure & tightness" probably are due to general congestion including sinuses. Try a decongestant spray like Afrin®, then discuss with your doctor if it doesn't help. ...Read more

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What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

It depnds on its siz: You should monitor the size of your lymph gland. If it is less than 1.5 cm, it may not be anything to worry about. But if it is getting bigger and gets to be 2 cm or larger, then you should consult your doctor, as a biopsy may be desirable to find the cause. Nothing immediately to worry about, but check if it is growing over the next 1-2 months or not.. ...Read more

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I have swollen eyelids and changed vision after head injury? I hit my head really hard against my bathroom wall cause I couldn't see in the dark

I have swollen eyelids and changed vision after head injury? I hit my head really hard against my bathroom wall cause I couldn't see in the dark

Get attention: Good idea to visit your doctor, as you could have fractured a bone in the orbit which is affecting visual synchrony. An eye specialist may be needed, and X-rays seem indicated. ...Read more

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If your nasal turbinates are swollen and cause head pressure is this a sign of a tumor in your head?

If your nasal turbinates are swollen and cause head pressure is this a sign of a tumor in your head?

Probably not: Most likely this is a sign of allergic infiltration and sinus inflammation. You could try allergy medications such as Zyrtec or Claritin and intranasal sprays such as Flonase or Nasacort (triamcinolone) for the symptoms. If you're not improving you should follow up with your doctor for further workup. ...Read more

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Can one side of your nose being obstructed from having a nasal turbinate swollen. Cause head pressure constantly?

Can one side of your nose being obstructed from having a nasal turbinate swollen. Cause head pressure constantly?

Congestion: Nasal congestion can be from structural problems in the nasal cavities such as deviated septum or large turbinates. Inflammation from the nose from allergy, colds and sinus infection can cause or worsen congestion. Swollen turbinates can certainly cause these symptoms. It is valuable to have that confirmed by your doctor, but treatment would include using allergy nose sprays. Ie.flonase ...Read more

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My external occipital pre bone at the back of head is swollen and sore should I be worried and what are the causes 31 yrs old and healthy female?

My external occipital pre bone at the back of head is swollen and sore should I be worried and what are the causes 31 yrs old and healthy female?

Go see your Dr and: Get checked for inflammation, infection, presence of cyst/ fatty tumor, bone prominence etc. U may need to take antibiotics. Take care! ...Read more

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I've had for some years in the back of my head right side a painful hard lump that once in a while becomes swollen & causes head-ache. What can it be?

I've had for some years in the back of my head right side a painful hard lump that once in a while becomes swollen & causes head-ache. What can it be?

This may be: The muscle overlying the greater occipital nerve just below the skull base. If it is tender to push on you might try using a heating pad. If it continues see either a neurologist or an old laryngologist. I used a steroid injection which often relieves the symptoms. ...Read more