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What would cause the feeling of pins and needle in your head? Should I be concerned?

What would cause the feeling of pins and needle in your head? Should I be concerned?

Many possibilities: The cause depends on many factors, but it could be a physical nerve injury or compression (occipital neuralgia) or other neurological condition. Keep a log of the timing, duration, location, and severity of these episodes and take the log with you to your primary care physician, who may/may not refer you to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm

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What could cause a pinging sound in my head that feels like an elastic band?

What could cause a pinging sound in my head that feels like an elastic band?

Doubt any thing: There is a lining in your brain called the dura. This were most sensation comes from on the brain. I.E. The brain itself has no sensation. On some, probably migraine sufferers moreso, this lining can be sensitive and you may notice weird sensations like this when you turn your head.

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Sharp pinging in my head, is this a nerve or what and what should I so?

Sharp pinging in my head, is this a nerve or what and what should I so?

OTC NSAIDS: Other possible causes of sharp pinging in your head include trigeminal neuralgia if the area of the pain is in the distribution of trigeminal nerve, including the front part of head, temple and face, only on one side. Trigeminal neuralgia can be triggered by mild stimulation like brushing. Other ones are cluster headache and chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. Try otc nsaids, and seek care if no relief.

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What causes the crust of the head?

What causes the crust of the head?

Scalp: If there is a crusted area on the scalp, psoriasis is a possibility. Your physician or dermatologist can evaluate and treat it for you.

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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.

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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.

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What causes pain in the head left side?

What causes pain in the head left side?

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.

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What would cause your head to hurt 24/7?

What would cause your head to hurt 24/7?

There are many: Potential causes for head pain. So many, that I would not want to try to guess at the cause of yours. I would encourage you to see your primary care provider. If warranted a neurologic evaluation may be made.

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What causes cold sensations in the head?

What causes cold sensations in the head?

Col head: You are cold headeaded From the symptoms you describe, it sounds that it could be a circulatory disturbance (due to compression of blood vessels) or a nerve pinched. This may occurs due to any clots in blood vessels, excessive alcohol use or diabetes. I would suggest evaluating all the possibilities with the help of a doctor first. Further referral to a neurologist will surely help you.

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Can hitting your head be a cause for concern?

Can hitting your head be a cause for concern?

Maybe: Head injury associated with loss of consciousness or neurological deficits needs to be evaluated. Head injury without these signs can usually be treated at home.

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What causes pain in my head when I bend over?

What causes pain in my head when I bend over?

Two different things: One serious, one not serious. You could have hypertension and the increased pressure when you bend over/forward, can cause pressure and headaches. If this is the case, you should be checked by your physician as soon as possible and need BP control. You also may have tight back and neck muscles that, when you bend forward, your pull on those muscles, causing a cervicogenic type headache.

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What can cause the back of your head to hurt?

What can cause the back of your head to hurt?

Many things: Most likely cause is trauma if you hit your head for any reason. Also could just be tension headaches, but could mean something much more serious. You definitely need to see your doctor to be evaluated.

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What causes the crawling feeling in your head?

What causes the crawling feeling in your head?

Formication: Formication is the sense that something is crawling on your skin. It has many possible causes: menopause, Morgellon's Disease, allergies, skin cancer, syphilis, diabetic neuropathy, Lyme Disease, Herpes Zoster, pesticide exposure, mercury poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, medication /drug use such as: amphetamines, cocaine, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate).

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What causes a floating sensation in your head?

What causes a floating sensation in your head?

Difficult to answer: Difficult to answer without a lot more information. Best to see your physician -- it could be something simple like dehydration, but problems with blood pressure, the heart, and even the brain must be considered. Medications could certainly be responsible as well. Please see your doctor for more information.

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What causes pain in the left side of the head?

What causes pain in the left side of the 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. You could try applying warm compresses to the back of the head/neck as well as on temples for about 10 minutes; it might help. Consult your pcp or a neurologist.

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What causes pain on the right side of the head?

What causes pain on the right side of the 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.

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What might cause pain on right side of the head?

What might cause pain on right side of the head?

Headache: Unfortunately, many things can cause rightsided head pain. You should make an appointment with your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly order some tests, and let you know what's going on and how to fix it.