Headache Accompanied By Nausea Whether Swelling Of The Brain?
I had a brain swelling about 1.5 years ago due to an accident. And I was hospitalized. But lately I have experienced quite annoying headaches and I often experience nausea. Is it possible that brain swelling that I have experienced can recur?
Thank you for the question.
Disruptive headaches accompanied by frequent nausea can indeed be signs of brain swelling. However, if you do have a history of brain swelling 1.5 years ago and have been treated properly and evaluated to recover from the brain swelling, the chances of recurrence are very few, except if you have experienced head trauma recently and have a factor other risks such as hypertension and diabetes.
The following are other possibilities of headaches accompanied by nausea:
Tension type headache, which is a tension type headache, where the headache feels total and feels like it is tied.
Cluster headache, which is a severe headache accompanied by tears or runny nose.
Or other causes, such as hypertension, or glaucoma.
You can do the following suggestions at home to reduce symptoms:
Resting and reducing screen exposure and sunlight.
Take pain relievers such as paracetamol.
Drink at least 2-3L of water per day.
Manage stress well.
Avoid cigarettes and alcoholic drinks.
If the headache does not gradually improve, accompanied by a lot of vomiting, seizures, and a decrease in consciousness, you can visit the doctor directly. The doctor will evaluate your complaints, conduct a physical examination, and conduct investigations if needed such as a CT scan so the doctor can handle according to the cause of your complaint.
Hopefully this information can help and hopefully get well soon.