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Could sharp pain in top of head and lihgtheadedness be caused from allergies?

Possible cause: Allergies can cause persistent nasal congestion/blockage of sinuses and thus can cause sinus infection..Sphenoid sinusitis, not as common as maxilary/frontal/ethmoid sinusitis, but can result from poorly controlled allergies resulting headache/pain to top of head, and may cause some dizziness at times etc..So it is possible. I would consult to have an eval to make sure.. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause shooting dull pain on top of head?

What can cause shooting dull pain on top of head?

Neck/cranial problem: This is not uncommon in people with neck vertebra &/or cranial bone dysfunction.A good osteopathic hands-on exam & history may help discern the cause. Osteopathic manipulation can often fix such problems and relieve the recurring headache. ...Read more

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Sharp, localised pain on top of head, about 10 degrees from the centre, in a slight indentation of my parietal bone. Recurrent for a few days. Cause?

Sharp, localised pain on top of head, about 10 degrees from the centre, in a slight indentation of my parietal bone. Recurrent for a few days. Cause?

Unknown: Have you had any trauma? Have you hit your head or hit the area around it. There is no specifc reason from the history thus given. Is there any redness of the scalp to make one think of infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain on top of head, radiating to left temple, above my nose and around the eyes. Left eye is teary, both eyes puffy. Any idea of cause?

I have pain on top of head, radiating to left temple, above my nose and around the eyes.  Left eye is teary, both eyes puffy.  Any idea of cause?

See below: Possibly a sinus infection. See pcp for full evaluation & treatment. Nsaid (advil/motrin/ aleve) may lessen pain & fight inflammation. Decongestant (caution of you have high blood pressure) like sudafed can help relieve sinus pressure. Doc can determine whether antibiotics are necessary. ...Read more

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What caused pain on the top of head?

What caused pain on the top of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What causes pain on top of your head?

What causes pain on top of your head?

Number of things: Your scalp is innervated by numerous nerves, most notably the occipital nerves in the back of your head which, if irritated, can lead to pain on the top of your head. You also have a muscle.Tissue that runs from the top of your neck that wraps up around your head and irritation to this can cause pain. Beyond that, sunburns, skin irritation, fungal infections, all can cause extracranial pain there. ...Read more

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What causes occasional shooting pains in the head? Usually on the top right side, a fast, transient dull throb.

Temporal headache: Many possibilities here - stress, high blood pressure, lack of sleep, trauma, low blood sugar, hyperthyroidism, migraines, poor nutrition, brain tumors, side effects of medications, etc. The list can be very long and includes mostly harmless things that can be remedied by a change in lifestyle or attention to new things in your life. If you haven't seen your GP in a while go and get a checkup now! ...Read more

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