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Doctor insights on: The Right Side Of My Head Is Throbbing

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Throbbing Headaches (Definition)

Throbbing headaches is a symptom in which a person has pain in the head, and the pain is pulsating (throbbing). Throbbing headaches can be a sign of migraine headaches. Severe headaches or headaches which are worsening each day over several days can be signs of ...Read more


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What could be causing the throbbing headaches on the left side of my head after doing something physical?

What could be causing the throbbing headaches on the left side of my head after doing something physical?

Neurosurgeon: Headache after or during exercise is a serious symptom that can be totally avoided. If you check with the specialist, first before you exercise next time. Some of the brain anuerysms can cause headache and they are treatable.. ...Read more

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I get bad throbbing headaches on the side of my head and i've have had a lot of concussion and my heads been bust open a few times what could be wrong?

I get bad throbbing headaches on the side of my head and i've have had a lot of concussion and my heads been bust open a few times what could be wrong?

Post traumatic HA's: You seem to describe possible migraine headaches, but could have a TMJ trigger or even problems from neck or tos. Head trauma certainly does leave residual problems, and likely you will be at risk for future headaches. Suggest using preventative migraine rx or otc meds to decrease both frequency and intensity. See your doctor and devise a strategy. ...Read more

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I have a horrible head ache after flying my whole left side of head is throbbing, it started after a couple hours off the plane. ?

I have a horrible head ache after flying my whole left side of head is throbbing, it started after a couple hours off the plane.  ?

Migraine headache: from your given history, it sounds like a vascular (Migraine ) headache . Have you ever had a similar headache before? You should see your doctor / provider . If it is a migraine headache , there are several effective treatments available. I'm not certain if the plane flight may have caused the headache (changes in cabin pressure etc.) ...Read more

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What should I do if my head is throbbing?

What should I do if my head is throbbing?

Headache: Start with otc NSAID such as motrin. If this is the "worst headache of your life" then and only then you may need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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After applying hair color my head is throbbing and numb?

After applying  hair color my head is throbbing  and numb?

Could be allergic: You could be allergic to the hair dye. Try a different brand or a different type. You could also be keeping it in your hair too long. ...Read more

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I have been coughing a lot. Back of my neck hurts when i cough and my head is throbbing. Also weird pains all over head. Could this be from a cold?

I have been coughing a lot. Back of my neck hurts when i cough and my head is throbbing.  Also weird pains all over head. Could this be from a cold?

Bronchitis : It could be bronchitis. That may be accompanied by sore throat, sinus symptoms and pain and runny nose which could be a cold accompanying bronchitis. Likely to be viral with no need for antibiotics. Take acetaminophen two to three times daily, drink fluids, rest and it should improve. ...Read more

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After applying hair color my head is throbbing and there is numbness in my scalp?

After applying  hair color  my head is throbbing  and there  is numbness in my scalp?

Could be allergic: You could be allergic to the hair dye. Try a different brand or a different type. You could also be keeping it in your hair too long. ...Read more