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Pain In The Head When Touched
Painful bump behind the ear pain spreads across head when touched and gets worse over time accompanied by headaches and itchy scalp. Scalp feels bumpy?
Painful bump: The painful bump may a lymph node that may be infected ...Read more
Doc said I have a sml cyst on top of head & ignore it. Just felt it and get instant headache. Also hair breaking/falling out when touched. Worry?
See another doc: Sounds like more than a simple cyst. See another doc, probably a dermatologist. ...Read more
I been having really bad headaches for a while and headache is really bad wen I wake up. Also the top of my head is sore when touched, ???!
Very sorry to hear: You're describing a condition called ALLODYNIA when you say the top of the head is sore to the touch & you have headaches. This is commonly seen in MIGRAINE HEADACHES. There may be a treatable reason or a trigger such as menstrual periods, thyroid problems, & other things. I recommend you see either your primary doctor or headache specialist who can help determine how to handle these. ...Read more
When should an 11 y/o see a doc after hitting her head on a shelf. There is a bump, redness, pain if touched, and constant headache. Happen yesterday.
Now: Better safe and careful. Put ice locally mean time. ...Read more
I have headache, toothache, jaw ache, earache and a massive lump with hurts when touched just under my chin. What could this be?
There are several: Types of headaches and they can be quite debilitating. Please start by seeing your doctor and possibly a mental health professional to help you cope w/the headaches. There are many techniques you can learn to lessen or stop them, e.g., biofeedback, clinical hypnosis. Peace and good health. Local hospitals sometimes have a headache clinic. ...Read more
The right headache: Hemicranea is usually a description of a migraine. However fever or the presence of numbness or weakness can be associated with more serous disease. A new headache a severe headache. A different headache. A headache upon arising in the morning or one that wakes you up. Requires a complete work up. Lab ct and complete neurological exam ...Read more
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Many causes: You will nee a neurologic workup if you fall within the following categories : 1. Headache of sudden onset that persists (bleeding); 2. Hedache accompamied by physical findings such as fever, alteration of consciousness, doble vision or weakness; and 3. Headache if you have been previously healthy. In other cases of chornic headache it can be migraine or muscle. Tension headache. ...Read more
Depends: This could be many things, including tmj. See a headach specialist, and also a dentist who treats tmj. Could be multiple causes. ...Read more
Duration of headache: Most headaches will resolve on their own in a day or so. Depending on the cause of the headache, for example migraine should last 1 day, subgaleal hemorrhage may cause headache that last up to a week., and a generalized post concussive headache is difficult to predict but usually lasts 2-3 days. ...Read more
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Unilateral headache: Headaches can have many causes, when unilateral they might be a migraine or other vascular primary headache but referred pain from dental, sinus, neck, eye, or jaw pain among many other areas could be causing. Request evaluation to get at the cause to identify best treatment options. ...Read more
Headaches: Headaches from sinus pressure or muscle tightness can seem to migrate to other areas with movement. ...Read more
By far the most common cause of headaches in the back of the head are TENSION (MUSCULAR) headaches due to CONTRACTION of the muscles in the back of the head. This is what is often called "tension headaches" and is probably the NUMBER ONE CAUSE of headaches in general. Try heat in the back of your neck /upper back. Muscle relaxants prescribed by your Primary Care Provider are next step!
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TMJ/Muscle Problems: You may also have a TMJ or muscle dysfunction problem that is getting worse. There are times that a bionator (one type of function orthopedic appliance) may be of great help especially when using for sleeping as well as when you can during the day. This tends to retrain and heal the muscles to help them function normally. Find a dentist that is familiar with TMJ & use of a bionator. ...Read more
Most likely not: You skull (head) is made of bone and is very unlikely to pop from internal pressure. With that being said, if someone has an extreme headache, it is concerning. Some warning signs that a headache may be more than a usual headache include new headaches, or ones that are worse or different than headaches you normally get. ...Read more
Additional signs: Following acute head trauma worrisome signs are increased sleepiness or confusion (cannot be fully aroused from sleep), worsening headache, vomiting more than 3 times, stumbling and incoordination, weakness in the arms or legs. Dramatic personality change and seizures. If these symptoms should immediately see physician. The most common symptoms of traumatic brain injury headache, amnesia and confusion. ...Read more
Not necessarily: A problem to fear, as could be tension headache associated with stress, or maybe early migraine, or perhaps associated with neck or jaw problem. Unlikely to be tumor or hemorrhage. If this is evolving and worsening, perhaps your physician could evaluate and even get an imaging study of brain. ...Read more
There are many: Potential causes for headache but it would seem reasonable to try an over the counter analgesic as a first approach to management. If the headaches are recurrent or persistent then you might want to see your health care provider for additional evaluation and management suggestions. ...Read more
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