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Does mastoiditis cause chronic headaches?

Does mastoiditis cause chronic headaches?

Difficult question : True mastoiditis - a purulent infection of the mastoid bone - is ridiculously rare in this day. In my 22 years of practice I have never seen it. I have, however, had patients referred to me with pain around their ears who were told they had mastoiditis who had something else such as jaw spasm. Sometimes patients have a ct or MRI with benign swelling misdiagnosed as mastoiditis. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Had mastoiditis bout a year ago now my throat ear on right side hurt bad with headache could this b from this?

Had mastoiditis bout a year ago now my throat ear on right side hurt bad with headache could this b from this?

Mastoiditis: Yes. I would return to the ear nose and throat surgeon who treated you previously for an evaluation. You may need updated imaging of the mastoid air cells to exclude a recurrence. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ acute mastoiditis. No ear pain, swelling, redness , fever. Horrible headache. 10 days on antibiotic . 1 week after finishing headache back?

Diagnosed w/ acute mastoiditis. No ear pain, swelling, redness , fever. Horrible headache. 10 days on antibiotic . 1 week after finishing headache back?

Mastoiditis : Recommend you see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for detailed exam which will likely include hearing testing and ct of temporal bone if one has not been performed already. ...Read more

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CT Scan, MRI (extensive left mastoiditis) ears ok. Headache w/ darkness (corner of eyes). Bacterial infection in June. ENT on Fri. Allergy/recovery?

CT Scan, MRI (extensive left mastoiditis) ears ok. Headache w/ darkness (corner of eyes). Bacterial infection in June.  ENT on Fri. Allergy/recovery?

Head ache: "Mastoiditis" is over read on MRI by radiologist. If CT is ok with no bone erosion or complete Opacification then easily treated with meds. It may be unrelated to your HA. If you have no nasal or sinus congestion or middle ear fluid then you don't have clinically significant mastoiditis. you've been on abc and antihistamine already. You will at least get a good head $ neck exam from ENT. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can be the cause of chronic headaches?

Please tell me what can be the cause of chronic headaches?

Headaches: A herniated disc in the neck can cause muscles to spasm and lead to tension migraines. There may be difficulty turning the neck, radiating shoulder or arm pain, and the headaches worsen as the day progresses. Imaging of the brain and cervical spine is a good starting point to eliminate the headaches. See a headache specialist too. ...Read more

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Can a chronic anxious state that lasts several months lead you into physical pain that has no apparent medical cause? like chronic headaches etc.

Can a chronic anxious state that lasts several months lead you into physical pain that has no apparent medical cause?  like chronic headaches etc.

Yes, it can: Anxiety takes a toll on our bodies. Holding in anxiety effects our bodies like steam in a pressure cooker without a safety valve would have on the pot. Sooner or later, the pressure cooker would explode. By talking about stressors and finding solutions, Psychotherapy helps develop a safety valve and protects our bodies from the stress. Consider a HealthTap Concierge consult with a psychologist. ...Read more

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Can chronic headaches be caused by sinus problems?

Yes: Chronic sinusitis is not usually associated with pain, but sinonasal congestion or polyps are usually associated with mid-facial or frontal headaches. ...Read more

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I have chronic headaches/migranes and was wondering, how long after stopping OTC meds would i be able to rule out rebound headache as a cause?

I have chronic headaches/migranes and was wondering, how long after stopping OTC meds would i be able to rule out rebound headache as a cause?

A couple of cycles: Depends on your medicine's half life, or how long it is in your body. When you take a medicine, it's levels in your blood begins to rise than falls. Half life is how long it takes to be 1/2 of cincentration.Drug that last 24h takes 4 x that to reach steady stat where amount taken is amount eliminated (5th day). So, thereafter you would feel effects of being off medicine. ...Read more

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I suffer from chronic headaches, and i've heard that low magnesium levels might be the cause, is this true? If so what supplement should I try taking?

I suffer from chronic headaches, and i've heard that low magnesium levels might be the cause, is this true? If so what supplement should I try taking?

VARIETY : Many choices exist. If your magnesium is low you could supplement and perhaps control your headaches if indeed they are migraines. Better headache prevention may be found with riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, or co-q-10. ...Read more

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I find that I'm clenching my jaw while driving. I have a history of chronic headaches. How can I eliminate this as a potential cause of my headaches?

Relaxation: Tooth clenching is a common cause of headaches. Unfortunately if you are a tooth clencher it is hard to stop. Anything that you can do to reduce your level of tension will help a lot. Have you tried music while driving? I'm a big believer in exercise, good sleep,and even meditation for some people. Avoiding a lot of caffeine might help. Some people wear bite guards. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Gottschall
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Mastoiditis (Definition)

Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid bone, which is a bone of the skull, located just behind the ear. The mastoid bone has air-containing spaces in which an infection can develop. Patients usually have pain and redness in the area of the ...Read more