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Headache, brain fog, ear ache, pressure all on one side of head?

Headache, brain fog, ear ache, pressure all on one side of head?

Doctor can evaluate: In an older child or adult, pressure on one side of the head, with some earache, can be from an ear infection, a sinus infection, or some problem inside the throat. A doctor can evaluate to see if antibiotics are needed. Occasionally, shingles can happen on the head and cause theses symptoms (antiviral medicine is the treatment). Sometimes, migraine headaches can cause similar symptoms to these. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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I have nasal/facial pressure and I feel it in my head it happens often there's no congestion, no headache, no ear ache what could this be &how to fix?

I have nasal/facial pressure and I feel it in my head it happens often there's no congestion, no headache, no ear ache what could this be &how to fix?

Facial pressure: If you're feeling facial pressure, as well as nasal pressure, that is an indication that there is congestion or swelling of the mucous membrane in the nose and or sinuses. This could be a non-allergic, allergic, or infectious rhinosinusitis condition to name a few causes. There could be anatomic issues that are affecting nasal and sinus drainage. See an otolaryngologist for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Headache, blurry vision, jaw pain, ear ache, stiff neck, numb face, nausea. RecurringFor about 5 months now? Brain tumor or any other possible cause?

Headache, blurry vision, jaw pain, ear ache, stiff neck, numb face, nausea.  RecurringFor about 5 months now? Brain tumor or any other possible cause?

TMJ: May be a TMJ disorder. See oral surgeon for evaluation. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. See a TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ-oro-facial pain expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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What is it? I have headache, throat swelling, ear ache (severity: moderate) (quality: pressure or fullness) , sore throat, swollen tonsils (quality: red) , difficulty swallowing (worsened by: ingesting hot food or drink) and pain when swallowing.

What is it? I have headache, throat swelling, ear ache (severity: moderate) (quality: pressure or fullness) , sore throat, swollen tonsils (quality: red) , difficulty swallowing (worsened by: ingesting hot food or drink)  and pain when swallowing.

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

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I have brain fog, dizziness and ear pain and sinus pressure. What does this sound like? I've had it on and off for 3 years now.

I have brain fog, dizziness and ear pain and sinus pressure. What does this sound like? I've had it on and off for 3 years now.

Thyroxine, lantus (insulin glargine): I understand your distress. Thank you for informing about Thyroidectomy, Thyroxine and Lantus (insulin glargine). Thyroxine can cause anxiety which may cause dizziness and brain fog feeling. See Endocrinologist for Thyroid status and Diabetes status as Thyroxine may interfere with blood glucose control and reduce the effectiveness of Lantus (insulin glargine); and Treatment. See ENT Specialist for Sinus pressure and ear pain. ...Read more

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Pressure head aches and neck aches and neuro says my brain MRI shows unidentified white matter and slight inflamation but not to worry. Should I?

Pressure head aches and neck aches and neuro says my brain MRI shows unidentified white matter and slight inflamation but not to worry. Should I?

Tension-type: Headache can develop from episodic Tension-type Headache and the resultant headache is considered a chronic form. The clinical presentation is similar to episodic TTH except for the increased frequency of attacks. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist. ...Read more

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I had an ear ache about 4 days ago and now i'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head . I rarely get headaches. Help?

I had an ear ache about 4 days ago  and now i'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head . I rarely get headaches.  Help?

See below: Any sinus congestion? Earache may have been part of URI including sinuses, which can cause referred pain to back of head. Try nasal irrigation with saline spray. If not being treated for high blood pressure, might add decongestant. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If develop fever &/or purulent nasal discharge, see pcp for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Ive had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when i stand up and i have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

Ive had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when i stand up and i have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

Viral syndrome: It sounds like your symptoms are more than you can handle at home. You've tried taking over-the-counter therapies like Paracetamol? You should call your doc since you have dizziness and could be dehydrated. I recommend chicken soup, fluids, and REST until you can be seen. You need something for the chest too-like an inhaler (albuterol). Limit stress and sleep well to avoid these type of infections ...Read more

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I have been having headaches on the right side of my head for two weeks now and the occasional ear ache. Now accompanied by noises while laying down.

I have been having headaches on the right side of my head for two weeks now and the occasional ear ache. Now accompanied by noises while laying down.

Neurologist: I recommend a consultation with a neurologist to evaluate these persistent headaches. Since there is also tinnitus, imaging studies will be ordered to look for an acoustic neuronoma, and,if needed, referral to an otolaryngologist will be made because of the ear discomfort and noises you hear. ...Read more

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Earache and headache. Feeling of pressure in my brain., ears are clogged pain behind eyes, and sometime i feel a slight dizziness. Brain tumor??

Below: At your age, it is more likely to be caused by an ear or sinus problem. Just make an apt with your DR if it continues, and with an exam you will get a accurate DX ...Read more

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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Lower chest pain when I breathe but only on the left side, pressure to the head and left ear ache?

Lower chest pain when I breathe but only on the left side, pressure to the head and left ear ache?

Sinus infection: This is a possible sinus infection with the pressure in the head and earache. The pain in your chest when you breathe could be pleurisy. This is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. I recommend seeing your doctor. You may need antibiotics, but most importantly, your doctor can listen to your lungs and make sure you are not developing a pneumonia. ...Read more

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Pressure top left side of head, ear pressure and earache. I have chronic sinuses and a deviated septum. Could it be from this or a brain tumor?

Pressure top left side of head, ear pressure and earache. I have chronic sinuses and a deviated septum. Could it be from this or a  brain tumor?

Sinus related: Although everything is possible, the symptoms you experienced are more likely related to your sinus problem and deviated septum -rather than brain tumor. Go to see your md/ ENT to get treated. Get some decongestant, nasal spray, humidifier etc- as they may help. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Slow Thinking (Definition)

Slow thinking = cognitive slowing - may occur ...Read more