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Sharp pain on left side of head near temple. Is this a migraine or headache?

Sharp pain on left side of head near temple. Is this a migraine or headache?

Possible migraine : Migraine like headache can be caused by a bone spur in the nose. A ct scan of the sinuses is indicated and if the spur is present a septoplasty to remove it is indicated. I provide relief to almost 90% of patients with this problem. Visit my website for more information at www. Kevinsmithmd.Com. ...Read more

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I have a cold and it is leaving. Now I have pain on the left side of my head near temple and i also have allergies.

I have a cold and it is leaving. Now I have pain on the left side of my head near temple and i also have allergies.

Headache: There are many causes of headache - it could be the cold, it could be related to allergies, it could also be a migraine! have you tried taking anything? Tylenol and Ibuprofen are helpful in general, but if you have nasal congestion and allergies, an anti-histamine could help, as well as nasal saline rinses. If you take off the pressure in your sinuses, maybe your head pressure will go away too! ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household people with Nix permethrin, if approved by doctor
15 Min, Weekly for 2 Weeks
Each person who had lice should be checked for nits (eggs) each day
5 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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Pain in left side of head and temple area x 1 mo feels like jolts and prickly feeling. Constant everyday meloxicam mild improvement. Sedate normal. ?

Pain in left side of head and temple area x 1 mo feels like jolts and prickly feeling.  Constant everyday meloxicam mild improvement. Sedate normal.  ?

See your PCP: for examination and tests to rule out temporal arteritis. Initially the headache may be the only presenting symptom with the temporal and occipital regions being the most common locations. Tender spots or nodules may be present in the scalp, especially over inflamed arteries. See your PCP for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ongoing dull headache upper left side of head sometimes accompanied by pain in left temple. Aspirin does not cure. No light sensitivity. Fainting, etc?

Ongoing dull headache upper left side of head sometimes accompanied by pain in left temple. Aspirin does not cure. No light sensitivity. Fainting, etc?

Need headache diary: Whenever someone has a one sided headache one can think about migraines. Whenever anybody talks about constant dull pain one can think about tension type headaches especially without light sensitivity and other vegetative features. So it seems like you have a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You could use a headache specialist--- and should fill out a headache diary to get analyzed. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Use OTC treatments exactly as directed to be effective
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Remove nits as directed. It's tedious, but effective!
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Re-treat only as directed by your physician
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Pounding pain in back of left side of head into my temple when i move. Is this serious?

Need more informatio: We can not say if it is serious or not without knowing more information, like your blood pressure, if yu are taking any medicine including over the countermedication any other co existing condition, any hitory of trauma etc.I will suggest you get examined by your doctor or go to er if in doubt as you are getting pounding headache. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Shampoo with lice shampoo (e.g. Nix)
Once
Wash all used clothes
Once
Wash all used bedding
Once
Use a comb to clear nits in hair
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