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What are the usual causes and treatment for headache at the base of the skull?

What are the usual causes and treatment for headache at the base of the skull?

Several but commonly: Commonly a headache starting at the base of the skull or neck is a tension-type headache. They're often throbbing in character & range in severity from mild to severe. Typical otc meds can help(i.e. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve, etc), but appropriate dosing & precautions should be followed. Prevention/treatment approaches include stretching, exercise, massage, stress-reduction, stress-management. See doc 4 more. ...Read more

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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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What are the causes of and cure for migraine and headache on the left side of my brain?

What are the causes of and cure for migraine and headache on the left side of my brain?

Migraine: You should see a neurologist for complete exam and treatment. If you have a neurophthalmologist in your area, see that person. ...Read more

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If I have a severe headache at the base of my skull, is this different than the other types of headache?

If I have a severe headache at the base of my skull, is this different than the other types of headache?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, 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 is the treatment for infection of the back of the eye?

What is the treatment for infection of the back of the eye?

Depends on cause: Infextiins inside the eye, or within the retina in the back of the eye are not common, and have many causes. Some respond to antibiotics, some need antivirals....You need to have an eye doctor tell i the cause, then the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What might cause my pain at the base of the skull?

What might cause my pain at the base of the skull?

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 can cause headaches at the base of skull and tingling and pain all over the body?

What can cause headaches at the base of skull and tingling and pain all over the body?

Fibromyalgia: 25 y fem. with "headaches & tingling & pain all over". Anxiety & hyperventilation can evoke such symptoms. A general medical evaluation with a primary care doctor is needed to rule out systemic disorders. If no specific findings, then Fibromyalgia becomes a consideration, and a Rheumatologist's evaluation might be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the name of the condition when eyes go up and the white of eye are shown?

What is the name of the condition when eyes go up and the white of eye are shown?

What do you mean?: you mean when you close your eyes or go to sleep and this naturally happens? If so, it is called Bell's phenomenon and it is entirely normal. ...Read more

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Would headaches at the base of the neck and at the temples be classified as migraines?

Would headaches at the base of the neck and at the temples be classified as migraines?

Not location: Location does not determine whether it is a migraine or not. Other things like duration, number of days with headache, presence of aura, lack of sleep and some others. ...Read more

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At this present moment what is the top of the line treatment for persistent adult acne?

At this present moment what is the top of the line treatment for persistent adult acne?

Get A Treatment Plan: There are several effective acne meds. Many are topical; antibiotics and Accutane are oral. To categorize one as "top of the line" can be misleading. Therapy requires an individual and multimodal approach. Medication induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding the right balance is challenging, even w/ mild acne. Best chance at success is to see a doctor for treatment plan & close follow-up. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a headache towards the front of the face around the eye area?

What are the causes of a headache towards the front of the face around the eye area?

Headache near eyes: Often a sinus blockage will cause headaches in that area. If when you move your head it gets worse with movement, it is likely sinus-related. So think allergies, sinus infection. ...Read more

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Good day dr.What can cause a raches at the back of the head, and what is the treatment.Thanks?

Good day dr.What can cause a raches at the back of the head, and what is the treatment.Thanks?

Many causes: There are many causes for rashes...Difficult to say without an exam and history...Best to go see your family doc for a check-up. ...Read more

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What type of headache is it called when there's pain at the back of your eyes?

What type of headache is it called when there's pain at the back of your eyes?

Headache Migraine: Headache and pain behind eyes could be sinus related or migraine. Pain in the eyes is usually due to dryness. See Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for treatment and "migraine diet" remedy. ...Read more

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What are the signs are symptom of head psosorisis of the scalp?

What are the signs are symptom of head psosorisis of the scalp?

Scaling plaques: White scaling plaques on an red base is what psoriasis looks like. Typically it appears along the hair margins of the scalp. If you are worried your regular dermatologist or doctor can examine you. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for arthritis of the joint at the base of the thumb?

What's the best treatment for arthritis of the joint at the base of the thumb?

Short Popp ensplint: Antiinflatory medication such as Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen will help along with a splint or brace. Look for a "cool comfort neoprene support" . Cortisone injection can help a bad flare but does not influence the long term outcome. ...Read more

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What are the typical treatments for a hernia in the esophagus near the beginning of the stomach??

What are the typical treatments for a hernia in the esophagus near the beginning of the stomach??

Medical or Surgical: This is known as Hiatal Hernia, in which a part of stomach will slid up in chest thu esophageal opening in diaphragm. Mild cases are treated with PPI like nexium (esomeprazole) etc. and respond well, along with diet change. Large hernias need surgery as they are more symtomatic ...Read more

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What are the causes of GERD and the cures?

What are the causes of GERD and the cures?

Acid: Gastro esophageal reflux. Excessive acids in your stomach that are probably coming up in your throat. Acid causes: stress, diet, many others. See your gastroenterologist have it properly diagnosed and then they can go over a proper regimen for treatment. They can help you! ...Read more

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What is the difference in the treatment of bp2 and the treatment of cyclothymia? (what meds are commonly used for one and what for the other?)

What is the difference in the treatment of bp2 and the treatment of cyclothymia? (what meds are commonly used for one and what for the other?)

Significant: Cyclothymia does not require a mood stabilizer. It means that you cycle between normal (euthymia) and depressed. The mainstay of treatment in cyclothymia is an antidepressant. Bipolar 2 definitely requires a mood stabilizer to prevent mania. This is an oversimplification, since the treatment of the depression in bipolar 1-2 is not at all clear cut, and anti depressants are not always effective. ...Read more

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