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When I Cough Th Top Of My Head Hurts
For 6 months I have had what I think is a cough headache. When I cough, the top of my head hurts bad. When I stop it goes away. What could this be?
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
I have had migraine headaches for years. I take beta blockers. for the last year the top of my head hurts whenever I bend over, sneeze or cough. ?
Assessment needed.: Several issues must be reviewed: 1, sleep problems? Even you might not realize that, 2. Any trigger points or painful points in neck as they give referral pain in head, 3. Is there any medication withdrawal or sudden stop? 4. Is scalp tender on top of head? See your doctor for assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough headache for 3 months. I'm fine but if I cough, strain, laugh or bend down, the top of my head hurts. What is this? No sinus infection.
I have developed a dry cough after a cold and a headache hurts on the top of my head on the left side near the back. Going on for a week?
Sinusitis: You may have developed a sinus infection from the cold, see your doctor. ...Read more
Ear feels underwater 3 weeks. Have taken 2 anti-b's- nothing. Still feels like sinus but can breathe fine. Cough/bend over top of head hurts. Fungal?
Every time i cough my left side of my head hurts. Why? I'm not coughing hard I have not been sick...
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Sinus pressure: You are likely suffering from increased sinus pressure. If symptoms have been persistent for more than 10 days without improvement see your primary doctor for further treatment. If you have had less then 10 days of symptoms try OTC nasal sprays like Afrin or saline rinses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head hurt & cough: Think of when you went to a country fair as a child and there was a game where you slammed a big sledge hammer onto one end a small seesaw and the other end made a weight rise and hopefully made a bell ring. When you cough hard enough you start a pressure wave of spinal fluid up your spinal column up to your brain (the bell) and you feel the headache. So sorry! ...Read more
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