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My doctor diagnosed me with occipital neuralgia but I have tingling in the front of head on one side, temple and forehead?

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Dr. Stephen Watson
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In brief: Temporal arteritis?

If your head about 1-1.
5 inches off of the midline at the base of the skull on the same side is NOT tender then you likely do not have an occipital neuralgia. If you have a relatively new pain, fever, chills, very tender to pressure over the right temple, I would wonder about a temporal arteritis altho unlikely. I would see your M.D. again ASAP or if unable, see urgent care or E.R. now.

In brief: Temporal arteritis?

If your head about 1-1.
5 inches off of the midline at the base of the skull on the same side is NOT tender then you likely do not have an occipital neuralgia. If you have a relatively new pain, fever, chills, very tender to pressure over the right temple, I would wonder about a temporal arteritis altho unlikely. I would see your M.D. again ASAP or if unable, see urgent care or E.R. now.
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