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When I Cough My Head Throbs
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Cough headache: There are a couple of possibilities. Coughing can raise the pressure inside your head, which can cause pain sometimes. There is also a poorly-understood entity called the "primary cough headache, " that is associated with coughing, straining, laughing, crying, etc. Here's an interesting link on the topic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/primary-cough-headaches/ds00639. ...Read more
It's probably: Musculoskeletal in that it cages with position and increases with breathing. Consider an otc pain med, should be self limiting. ...Read more
Cough headaches: are well known. Most of them are harmless. The actual cause is not well-established but may relate to pressure exerted in and around blood vessels in the area of the pain/scalp muscles. They usually spontaneously improve over time. Cough headaches which are longer lasting or associated with unsteadiness or dizziness could be related to a defect in the cerebellum and need prompt evaluation. ...Read more
Sinus infection?: Try using some saline sprays or gel . If this does not help, see your doctor since you may well be having a sinus infection. ...Read more
Muscle pain: The most likely reason is that when you tip your head back your are using extensor muscles. Most people when using computers, televisions, books use their flexion muscles . We do these activities frequently, but most of us do not do frequent activities that tip our heads back. ...Read more
Doin stretches earlier when suddenly a burning feeling started behind my shoulder felt like sunburn now happens everytime bend my head to left?
Muscle spasm: Most likely just a muscle spam which will resolve in a week or two. ...Read more
I've had left side chest pain, hurts when i laugh, i burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when i lay down. Alsowhen breathe?
Probably chest wall: It needs to be checked by your doctor but it seems it is in the chest wall according to your symptoms.The other causes can be gastro esophageal reflux, pleuritic pain.At your age it is unlikely to be from your heart.Get it checked by your doctor to find the exact cause. ...Read more
I've been having sharp stinging pain on my right side of my head its gets worse when am laying down and i turn my head or when i sit and turn my head?
Pain is Urgent: This is most likely not the forum for this problem. You are having acute pain and symptoms that must be evaluated in person by a trusted medical expert. Please get in to see your physician soon. ...Read more
Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Keep on getting sharp tension pains in my head, feels like I wanna constantly rub my head, hurts when I press it ?
See a doctor: This might be a simple tension headache however if you feel pain on rubbing your head this could be something more sinister such as temporal arteritis which is inflammation of the arteries in the temporal regions of the head. If you have any associated blurred vision or other worrying symptoms such as vomiting, neck stiffness, dizziness, fainting.. see your doctor immediately ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dizzy: When was the injury? Rest . See your dr. ...Read more
I have been a bit sick, scratchy throat, sniffles, now I am hoarse. I don't feel congested but my head hurts when i bend forward. Feels like pressure.
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