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Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head?I've these?

Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head?I've these?

Definitely!: Time to see your doctor if you are experiencing this myriad of symptoms related to your acute sinusitis, so you can get some relief. The sinuses are located behind the cheeks (maxilla), above the eyes (frontal), midline and deep into the back of the nose toward the brain (ethmoid, sphenoid). So, the referred pain pattern as these areas get congested is throughout the head, face, neck. ...Read more

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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


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Had 2 ear infections back to back.Ear pain better but throbbing headache in forehead,sometimes in back of head.101.8 fever.Is this sinuses?

Most probably: It is your sinuses, some consider middle ears as part of the sinus system, they all are connected and drain into the upper airways so any bug can affect the whole area. Need to see your doctor again, meanwhile use saline nasal washes, pain killers and decongestants if you are not hypertensive, ...Read more

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Headaches on/off for 4 days. In forehead and back of head areas. Otc pain meds have no affect.?

Headaches on/off for 4 days. In forehead and back of head areas. Otc pain meds have no affect.?

Exam and history: Too vague a question without having a thorough history and an examination. Too many variables when attempting to determine the cause of a headache. Have you seen a doctor. You might also keep a pain diary and note how you feel throughout the day. ...Read more

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Had headache for 2weeks. Today started getting different type of pain in right side forehead and back of head. Kind of like burning n squeezing pain.

Had headache for 2weeks. Today started getting different type of pain in right side forehead and back of head. Kind of like burning n squeezing pain.

Headache: Difficult to say what this could be. Headaches can be differentiated into those neurological versus musculoskeletal or inflammatory. If you have never had headaches before it is worth seeing a doctor for a more complete examination and history. Keep track of what makes it better, and what makes it worse, and try to use one of the free headache apps so as to keep a good diary of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Had a severe headache all day..hurts on sides of forehead and back of head towards neck. Already tried pills how else can I relieve it?

Had a severe headache all day..hurts on sides of forehead and back of head towards neck. Already tried pills how else can I relieve it?

Severe Headache: that persists despite medication suggest that you seek medical attention as soon as possible to make certain that something more serious is not going on. ...Read more

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Headache for past 2 weeks everyday. Gets worse at night and throbs upon standing. Hx of migraines, no medications. Pain in forehead/eyes/back of head?

Headache for past 2 weeks everyday. Gets worse at night and throbs upon standing. Hx of migraines, no medications. Pain in forehead/eyes/back of head?

Daily headaches: Daily headaches, especially if you have h/o migraines, should not be ignored. If they are not improving, please see a neurologist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Dull constant headache for 3 weeks. Not bad just an annoyance in the back of head/forehead. Ears have a full feeling sometimes also. What could it be?

Dull constant headache for 3 weeks. Not bad just an annoyance in the back of head/forehead. Ears have a full feeling sometimes also. What could it be?

Sinusitis?: Might be due to a sinus infection, especially with ear fullness. Try using sterile saline drops/spray to help clear those sinus passages. Make sure you get enough sleep to aid immunity. After 3 weeks, might be time to see if an antibiotic is necessary. ...Read more

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Terrible headache since 12 days.it diverse between around eyes/ forehead/in the back of head/on both sides/from top.Sometimes they come together or each by a time.also hot sensation in the back coming down to neck.Neck pain if i turn face to the left?

Terrible headache since 12 days.it diverse between around eyes/ forehead/in the back of head/on both sides/from top.Sometimes they come together or each by a time.also hot sensation in the back coming down to neck.Neck pain if i turn face to the left?

Doctor should check: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol, Motrin or Advil, Aleve, Excedrin and their generic brands. A "terrible" or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms should be evaluated now. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache in back of head and forehead and throbbing in face, sore neck, ringing in ears and vision affected ?

Throbbing headache in back of head and forehead and throbbing in face, sore neck, ringing in ears and vision affected ?

You need a consult: to sort out this headache. As you are in Canada, can you not visit a clinic? An examination would be required to really make a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes headache at back of head?

What causes headache at back of head?

Headache: This usually stems from tension in the muscles in the neck. They are attached at the back of the head, and usually give rise for a headache. Help with a warmed up towel, moistened and placed into the microwave for a short time can help a lot. ...Read more

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I am having headaches on lower right side back of head?

I am having headaches on lower right side back of head?

Neuralgia: Your location may fit the anatomy of the greater occipital nerve, and could be a problem coming from where the neck and base of skull come together. Alternatively, this may be referred pain from neck arthritis. Focal occipital headaches may also be seen in thoracic outlet syndrome. Get a physical exam and then appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Teen boy keep getting headache starting at back of head....What does this come from?

Teen boy keep getting headache starting at back of head....What does this come from?

Need to see Dr.: Doesn't sound like migraine from the description. You need to see a dr. Who will take a thorough history and possible order tests/imaging like ct or MRI of the brain to make the diagnosis. Dietary history is important as well as family history, and family/social history. ...Read more

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What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

What it mean when having headaches with sharp pain starting from back of head to right timple?

Headache: There are many different types of headaches and it is sometimes difficult to properly diagnose these. Have you started any new medicines or do you have any associated symptoms? If you are having a new unremitting headache speak to a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Back of head hurts suddenly. Usually while working out. I^m 44 yes old. Never had this kind of headache b4. What is it?

Back of head hurts suddenly. Usually while working out. I^m 44 yes old. Never had this kind of headache b4. What is it?

Varies: Multiple potential causes. Blood pressure variations during exercise, a pulled paraspinal muscle (some insert on the back of the skull), a symptomatic facet joint to name a few. Don't hesitate to be seen if it does not resolve quickly. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get a horrible headache. Whole back of head throbs & pain is unbearable. Laying down on my back makes head hurt more, like being hit hard.

Sometimes i get a horrible headache. Whole back of head throbs & pain is unbearable. Laying down on my back makes head hurt more, like being hit hard.

Headaches: Sorry to hear you are having a hard time. Headaches can be very disruptive. This sounds like something that you should see a doctor about. Some problems in the upper spine can cause headaches. Wondering if this is why it is worse when you lie down. Workup for this will likely include some kind of imaging studies of your brain and your neck. Again, contact your doctor to figure this out. ...Read more

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Sudden severe headache in back of head. What can help?

Severe headache: A headache is a symptom, caused by some underlying condition. Sudden, severe headaches require attention and probable deserve imaging such at cat scans or mris. The best medical consideration is to seek personalized medical advise in a visit to your doctor, where age, family history and a good physical can be obtained. ...Read more

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