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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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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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

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I have been having constant pain in my stomach and i vomit at least once a day, now my head is throbbing what should i do?

I have been having constant pain in my stomach and i vomit at least once a day, now my head is throbbing what should i do?

See your doctor.: There is not enough detail here to make a good attempt at a diagnosis, but the symptoms seem severe enough that they need to be addressed by your physician. I would try to make that appointment as soon as possible. You could consider taking chewable antacids for the abdominal pain in the meantime, to see if it helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel your heartbeat in your head when you have a sinus infection, feels like my head is throbbing with my heart?

Is it normal to feel your heartbeat in your head when you have a sinus infection, feels like my head is throbbing with my heart?

Well.....: congestion and sinus infection isn't normal BUT the congestion of this filters out all noise outside of the ear such that the sound of the heartbeat becomes more prominent. The sound itself is not a serious problem, nor does it indicate a heart problem. Sinus infections are a problem though. ...Read more

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Severe headache, my head is throbbing and I have pain above my eye brows, it feels tight and painful. The back of my skull gets shooting pain as well?

Severe headache, my head is throbbing and I have pain above my eye brows, it feels tight and painful. The back of my skull gets shooting pain as well?

Cervical Facet Dz: The cervical facets in the neck can develop the osteoarthritis you mentioned and can cause headaches as well. Typically facet injections can help relieve the pain and reduce headaches. If these are short lived then the nerves supplying those joints can be ablated for long term relief, this is called radiofrequency ablation or rhizotomy. Botox injections to the neck and head can also be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a wheezing dry cough, mouth sore on the back of my throat, I'm tired easily, i feel dehydrated, and my head is throbbing. What do i have?

I have a wheezing dry cough, mouth sore on the back of my throat, I'm tired easily, i feel dehydrated, and my head is throbbing. What do i have?

Respiratory infectio: This is likely an acute viral upper respiratory infection. You should try pushing fluids, decongestants, and cough syrup such as Delsym or Robitussin (guaifenesin). You also may want to see your doctor to obtain prescription for an inhaler that can help with wheezing. You can try ibuprofen for aches and pains. ...Read more