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What are the causes of nerve sharp pain on forehead?

What are the causes of nerve sharp pain on forehead?

PHN and TGN: Shingles and trigeminal neuralgia are the 2 most common causes of sharp forehead pain. Other causes include cluster headache, hemicrania continua, sunct and episodic hemicrania. Evaluation with a neurologist would be useful to determine the exact cause and correct treatment plan. ...Read more

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YESTERDAY I FELT SHARP PAIN ON MY FOREHEAD WHEN I WAS SLEEPING .ONE HOUR AFTER THE PAIN REDUCE GRADUALLY.NOW SLIGHT PAIN IS THERE ON FORE HEAD?

YESTERDAY I FELT SHARP PAIN ON MY FOREHEAD WHEN I WAS SLEEPING .ONE HOUR AFTER THE PAIN REDUCE GRADUALLY.NOW SLIGHT PAIN IS THERE ON FORE HEAD?

Forehead pain: This may be due to neuralgia which is an irritation/inflammation of a superficial nerve in the forehead and thus not a serious condition. It tends to resolve without any treatment after a few days. Another less likely possibility is an infection/inflammation of your frontal sinus especially if there is accompanying nasal drainage. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain across my forehead and above my left eye every time I turn my head it hurts even more should I be worried?

I have a sharp pain across my forehead and above my left eye every time I turn my head it hurts even more should I be worried?

Unusual: This is an unusual constellation of symptoms. It is most likely a benign syndrome related to a musculoskeletal cause, bu, depending on how long you have had it, t it may be a good idea to have a complete neurological examination, along with a CT or MRI of your head, just to rule out an serious intra-cranial problems. ...Read more

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Wake up w/ headaches often. If I drink alcohol (even small amounts) I get very painful headaches. Sharp pain behind eyes , forehead, & back of neck. ?

Wake up w/ headaches often. If I drink alcohol (even small amounts) I get very painful headaches. Sharp pain behind eyes , forehead, & back of neck. ?

HeadacheFromAlcihol: Headache next morning after drinking alcohol the night before can be due to many causes1dehydration and can be prevented by drinking lot of water the night before & in the morning.2It may be related to the chemicals in ethanol like acetaldehyd.cogeners, flavonoid&Tryptophan3Red wine gives headache in some due to sulphides4Individual Responce . Many get red in face&more prone 5Migraine trigger ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in head above the forehead. Pain was acute and faded away. Should i be worried.?

No: These sudden sharp fleeting pains have been termed "ice pick headaches", and are most likely variants of migraine, and only rarely if always in same spot, consistent with neuralgia. Annoying problem, but usually quite benign. ...Read more

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Sudden very sharp pain in the middle of the forehead, seems to be out of nowhere.

Neuralgia: This sudden,sharp forehead pain is consistent with an irritable/irritated superficial nerve in the skin which has nothing to do with the brain itself. Neuralgia is more of a nuisance disorder which usually resolves on its own. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help. See your physician if your pains persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Hello, i get like a strange itch followed by a sharp pain on the left side of my forehead? What could it be! Thank you.

Hello, i get like a strange itch followed by a sharp pain on the left side of my forehead? What could it be! Thank you.

Itch and pain: You have a itch then sharp pain. The meaning of sonething that is short lived is difficult to know. If it impairs your life then see a doctor. Write down any thing that causes this or stops it. The history is very important and having a doctor to know you well is also important. ...Read more

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I had a sharp pain behind/ top of my eye the day before yesterday and when I look up now it hurts and the right side of my forehead hurts as well. ?

I had a sharp pain behind/ top of my eye the day before yesterday and when I look up now it hurts and the right side of my forehead hurts as well. ?

See doctor: You may well be having a migraine headache. However if this is a new-onset headache, you need to consult your doctor ASAP to make sure that this is not something more serious. Go to the ER if the problem persists or worsens. Also make sure that you don't have glaucoma even though it is rare at your age. ...Read more

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I just had a ct scan that came back negative. But still have a sharp pain above my left eye brow on the right side toward the middle of forehead. ?

I just had a ct scan that came back negative. But still have a sharp pain above my left eye brow on the right side toward the middle of forehead. 



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Bone cuts: 22 year old gentleman with sharp pain in the orbital ridge. Sometimes CT scans aren't done with enough slices or cuts as we call them to detect small fractures and they can be missed. What about plain x-ray? Did you have trauma? When did this start? How long has it gone on for? I suggest you ice the area and request a specialist in neurology or neurosurgery take a look at your symptoms if persist. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain in side of head?

Why do I have sharp pain in side of head?

Headaches: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. Consult your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in head in the front area, what can it be?

Sharp pain in head in the front area, what can it be?

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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Sharp pain in my neck when i turn my head to the right. What can I do?

Sharp pain in my neck when i turn my head to the right. What can I do?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back shooting up into head and sharp pain when breathing ?

Spasm: That is a muscle spasm. Take a hot shower. Apply heat to your back. Have your doctor prescribed a combination of ibuprofen which you can get from OTC and muscle relaxant which you need a prescription for it . Relax stress increased tension and make pain worst. If you do not have a doctor start with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50 mg at bed time and Ibuprofen 600-800 mg every 6-8 hours, and heat, or go to urgent care. ...Read more

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How come i get a sudden sharp pain in my neck when i turn my head quickly?

Muscle or nerve: It is either a tight muscle or a nerve root irritation of the cervical spine.Both can be treated by your doctor. ...Read more