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I have a headache on one side of my head its is minor pain until i cough then the pain is sharp, but im not sick?

I have a headache on one side of my head its is minor pain until i cough then the pain is sharp, but im not sick?

Sinus infection?: Sinuses can cause a mild head pain that is sharpened w/ the extreme air pressure change from a jolt like a cough. Try OTC sinus relief or see a GP or ENT f it's severe or chronic. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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I have a sore throat, a tickle in my ear, a cough w/ sharp pain and a headache. No stuffy/runny nose. Slight fever, hurts muscle to turn my head?

Need to be seen: Probably strep throat, need to be examined, you may need antibiotics. Meanwhile use salt water gargles, pain killers, rest and fluids, best wishes ...Read more

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I have head pain on my right side of head when i cough?

I have head pain on my right side of head when i cough?

Cough headaches: are well known. Most of them are harmless. The actual cause is not well-established but may relate to pressure exerted in and around blood vessels in the area of the pain/scalp muscles. They usually spontaneously improve over time. Cough headaches which are longer lasting or associated with unsteadiness or dizziness could be related to a defect in the cerebellum and need prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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Pressure in my head when I make myself cough what could this be? Also random headaches

Pressure in my head when I make myself cough what could this be? Also random headaches

Head pressure: Head pressure when coughing can be normal; it can also be due to: sinus infection; a recent cold or pneumonia; migraines; rarely--brain tumors (or other conditions that increase your intracranial/in the brain- pressure) or other growths in sinuses or brain. See your MD/PCP if worsening pain or other symptoms such as a headache that wakes you up from sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more