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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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Can someone tell me how to know if my headache/sinus pain caused by a virus or something else?

Can someone tell me how to know if my headache/sinus pain caused by a virus or something else?

You: Come in contact with virus, virus wants to take over and reproduce, your bodies immune system recognizes a threat, it calls all units available to attack the virus. Local released products cause edema, swelling and allow traffic of your immune cells. Things get all swollen, mucus builds up and hence pain.

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Since I have had a nasty cold virus and laryngitis I have had frequent headaches. Is this normal?

Since I have had a nasty cold virus and laryngitis I have had frequent headaches. Is this normal?

Headache: It is not rare that upper respiratory infections leave us with clogged sinuses or even Eustachian tubes that causes either physical pressure feeling since cavities (sinuses) normally empty are occupied or there becomes a pressure gradient between middle ear and nasopharynx. Anyone with a severe headache and neck stiffness or with a true fever should be seen by provider

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I have a GI tract virus? How long does it last? I felt like dying while I'm fine one day the next day I'm not and I have headache

I have a GI tract virus? How long does it last? I felt like dying while I'm fine one day the next day I'm not and I have headache

It depends: On how long the symptoms have been going on for already and other symptoms you are having such as diarrhea, vomiting, or fever. Viral infections can wax and wane and can last 7-10 days in some instances but it is not typical for you to have dramatic changes in symptoms from one day to the next. You should talk to your doctor.

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Can a virus cause headaches and gas pains yes or no?

Yes: Viruses can certainly cause those symptoms...Not everyone gets every symptom a virus 'can' produce.

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Had cold two weeks ago now have stomach and headaches. Could virus still be me?

Had cold two weeks ago now have stomach and headaches. Could virus still be me?

Unlikely: The best way in which to resolve this issue is to see your pcp, get examined after a full history and testing as needed, and then they can offer a reasonable explanation for your symptoms. Good luck.

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6 yr f complains of headaches every other day. Started after having virus. No others symptoms. Help. Doesn't stop playing forehead are always?

6 yr f complains of headaches every other day. Started after having virus. No others symptoms. Help. Doesn't stop playing forehead are always?

See pediatrician: Chronic headaches of this nature in a 6 year old are unusual and need a full detailed evaluation. Cannot possibly make diagnoses on the internet. Take her to a qualified pediatrician and have her examined and tested if necessary.

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Hi I have had a resting hr of 155+ I have recently suffered from a virus and have had dizziness lightheadness headaches possible for me to have POTS?

Hi I have had a resting hr of 155+ I have recently suffered from a virus and have had dizziness lightheadness headaches possible for me to have POTS?

Possibly: POTS is only one possiblity for a fast resting heart rate. My suspicion would be more towards dehydration from your recent illness as the main culprit without my knowing any other information. The best step would be to see your PCP sooner rather than later to investigate all possibilities.

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I woke up dizzy a week ago, went to the ER, & was diagnosed with a virus; no name given. I have a constant headache; dizzy lying on left. What is this?

I woke up dizzy a week ago, went to the ER, & was diagnosed with a virus; no name given. I have a constant headache; dizzy lying on left. What is this?

No idea: Sounds like you need to get a second opinion if your symptoms have lasted a full week. Let them know your still dizzy with a headache.

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Came back from mexico. Tender sores on back. Bad cough. Headache. Night sweats. Is it just a virus?

Came back from mexico. Tender sores on back. Bad cough. Headache. Night sweats. Is it just a virus?

Mexico and symptoms: How long? And where at--jungle, hotel, where. If persistent, any suspicion of bacterial or parasite should have tests of blood, stool, urine. And a complete exam.

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Had what I thought was a virus for almost 2wks. Violent vomiting, headache, low fever. Can't keep food or fluids down, barely able to pee or have bm.?

Had what I thought was a virus for almost 2wks. Violent vomiting, headache, low fever. Can't keep food or fluids down, barely able to pee or have bm.?

Sounds like: You have developed dehydration. You should get medical attention immediately, emergency room if necessary. Decreased urinary output might mean that you are developing kidney failure already.

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5 days ago I was sick with a stomach virus. Now all I do is stay nauseous and have headaches. I can barely eat without feeling sick.

5 days ago I was sick with a stomach virus. Now all I do is stay nauseous and have headaches. I can barely eat without feeling sick.

Nausea: You likely have residual inflammation in your stomach from the infection along with dehydration and maybe electrolyte imbalance. You should stay hydrated and eat things that are gentle on your stomach: coconut water, non-tomato soup broth, non-citrus fruits, etc. Also eat smaller meals and eat slowly.

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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more