Dangerous When Experiencing Cluster Headaches?
Good morning doctor … I have a 78-year-old parent whose headache has been unbearable for several weeks until I take it to the doctor but there is no definitive diagnosis that the medicine he gave cannot bring any change to him. Then I decided to search the internet for headaches with the same symptoms that my parents felt and the closest of all the symptoms experienced was a cluster headache where the headache was only one part and tears always came out where the right eye hurt until stabbing. Is this cluster headache dangerous and is it the best treatment or treatment for the elderly? does this cluster headache cause a brain tumor or neurima? or is there a cause of this cluster headache? please help doctor
Hello Aulya, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Basically a headache / cephalgia can be used as a sign and symptom in an illness. Such as headaches caused by infection, high blood pressure, to tumors.
Broadly speaking, headaches / cephalgia can be divided into two groups, namely primary and secondary headache. Primary headache itself is a headache condition that is not triggered by illness or other body conditions. Usually persists for some time / episodic. The most common primary headaches are cluster headaches, tension headaches, and migraines. Whereas in secondary headache it can be interpreted that headaches are caused / based on a certain disease.
To be able to ensure these abnormalities you can check your grandfather to a neurologist, since you have already treated to a general practitioner and with medication headache complaints do not disappear / decrease. The neurologist may recommend a number of examinations such as CT scan, MRI according to indications if found.
At present what can be done is:
Re-evaluate previous medical history.
Get enough rest, sleep 7-8 hours per day.
Eat enough, and enough daily fluid needs.
Take medications that are currently given by your doctor regularly, before you go to a neurologist.
That's all the answers I can give, thank you very much :)