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Had headache above eyes / nape of neck pain/ stiff feeling and light headedness been over a week now?

Had headache above eyes / nape of neck pain/ stiff feeling and light headedness been over a week now?

Consult a physician: Please consult a physician due to the fact that you may have symptoms concerning for conditions that may require treatment.

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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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Headache started at nape of neck and is now behind right eye also. Dull and pressured with a slight throb. Is this tension headache?

Headache started at nape of neck and is now behind right eye also. Dull and pressured with a slight throb. Is this tension headache?

Headache: No it is not tension type headache. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment.

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Past 3 days on and off pressure headache from neck nape to temples and forhead Today I feel kind of nauseas. What is this? Have dr tomorrow ok to wait

Past 3 days on and off pressure headache from neck nape to temples and forhead Today I feel kind of nauseas. What is this? Have dr tomorrow ok to wait

Get checked: The most common focus for chronic headaches are the TM joints, the occiput, and at the frontal sinus. Toxins, pathogens or allergens could cause your pressure issues and your nausea. A good neurologist can assess for what is causing your symptoms.

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Why do I always get headaches above my eyes (feels like am frowning) and nape of neck??

Why do I always get headaches above my eyes (feels like am frowning) and nape of neck??

Tension: There could be a number of reasons, but a common one would be anxiety & emotional tension that can cause headache through muscle spasm in the head & neck. Also...Do you get enough sleep, drink enough water? Hope hat helps.

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Had a headache constantly for 2 days. Left side, from temple to nape of neck. No meds have worked. It's worse with neck movement.?

Had a headache constantly for 2 days. Left side, from temple to nape of neck. No meds have worked. It's worse with neck movement.?

Neck pain: Could be cervical disc, neck spasm from sleeping position, versus TMJ (palpate), rarely retropharyngal abscess, temporal arteritis (you are rather young for that-check sed rate). rarely vascular (you are young-sonogram), lymph node enalrgement (CXR/neck sono). Could try warm soak on neck 15 minutes, gentle massage on neck. Any vision issues? F/U today with doc/ urgent care/ER

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I keep getting bad dry sticky lips and headache right across forehead and nape of neck??

I keep getting bad dry sticky lips and headache right across forehead and nape of neck??

Anxiety related?: There are various causes for dry lips and there are also a number of causes of headaches and neck pain. These two symptoms are not necessarily connected. However a possible connection would be stress/anxiety which can cause dry lips from excessive licking of the lips when stressed, as well as neck pain from muscle tension.

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Had bad headache a week today in nape of neck an all forehead feels like my heads in a vice! Get these with my period every month?

Had bad headache a week today in nape of neck an all forehead feels like my heads in a vice! Get these with my period every month?

Headache: These could be menstrual related migraines, muscle tension headaches, or a combination of the two. Migraines in young women can often be due to estrogen fluctuations.

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Spots in nape of neck and won't go away and more coming?

Spots in nape of neck and won't go away and more coming?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.

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Are boils on the nape of neck life threatening?

Are boils on the nape of neck life threatening?

ItBoilsDownToThis:: Boils anywhere could be life-threatening if big or deep enough or near vital structures like,,,, in the neck! First, don't pick it, stick it or squeeze it. If it's small, like a pimple or small boil, see if your body can deal with it using a warm compress. Anything else, get it looked at in person by a doctor, who can decide what needs to be done and/or if you need any medications, or if tests are needed

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Can you get allergic reaction to hair color just at nape of neck?

Can you get allergic reaction to hair color just at nape of neck?

Yes: Because of the thickness of the scalp, allergic contact dermatitis from hair coloring typically appears at the base of the scalp. Avoidance remains the best strategy. Henna is a reasonable alternative.

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I have pain at the nape of neck, feels stiffness on it & eyes as well. What's the probabale reason for it & how to cure it?

I have pain at the nape of neck, feels stiffness on it & eyes as well. What's the probabale reason for it & how to cure it?

Stiff neck: Muscle stiffness in the neck can result from a strain or sleeping in an awkward position. Try warm packs to the back of your neck and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief. See your physician if symptoms persist.

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Would an MRI of the brain show where your head and neck meet? Been having pain starting at nape of neck.

Would an MRI of the brain show where your head and neck meet? Been having pain starting at nape of neck.

Head/Neck MRI: Yes, but possibly not enough. In the picture above, you can see that a small portion of the neck may be included in an MRI of the brain. However, it is not typically enough to evaluate neck problems. If your pain starts at the nape of your neck and works upward towards your head, it may potentially be enough for diagnosis. However if the pain goes down your neck, you may need a cervical MRI.

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What causes a sudden abrupt onset of boils, all over the body? Some with hair follicles sticking out of them, at the nape of neck, others pustule?

What causes a sudden abrupt onset of boils, all over the body? Some with hair follicles sticking out of them, at the nape of neck, others pustule?

Folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis or infected hair follicles. This usually resolves with saline and warm soaks or without treatment within 2 weeks. Sometimes antibiotics may be needed. Can be acquired in hot tubs and pools.

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Pain in left eye, gets worse after sleep, goes after 2-3 days, gets better with massaging left nape of neck, happens with temp variation, please advise thanks?

Pain in left eye, gets worse after sleep, goes after 2-3 days, gets better with massaging left nape of neck, happens with temp variation, please advise thanks?

Go to ophthalmologis: There are so many things this can be, but the bottom line is that pain in the eye is never normal. You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. Feel better.

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See pulse in right side nape of neck above clavicle when I lean over sink. Female, 63, normal bp, had great EKG prior to colonoscopy last week. Thin?

See pulse in right side nape of neck above clavicle when I lean over sink. Female, 63, normal bp, had great EKG prior to colonoscopy last week. Thin?

Normal: You're most likely seeing your jugular venous pulse - which is what doctors look at when they examine you. If you're really thin, you may be seeing your carotid artery pulse - also normal.

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Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?

Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?

Best to have it: Looked at. Hard to say without additional information. May just be heat bumps and dry skin.In the meantime, you can take some antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, Allegra, zyrtec or any generic equivalent to stop you from itching and avoid skin infection.

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Can allergic dermatitis to hair coloring spread from nape of neck to back or legs or would it be only on scalp? Could last for weeks after coloring?

Can allergic dermatitis to hair coloring spread from nape of neck to back or legs or would it be only on scalp? Could last for weeks after coloring?

Dermatitis: Based on your brief description, it is hard to tell if you just have contact dermatitis to hair dye only or you also have other dermatitis like atopic dermatitis. If you have known allergic contact dermatitis to hair dye, your skin would be inflamed providing that it has enough time to be in contact with the allergen. In both cases, dermatitis last for several days or longer if not treated.