Sudden Right Headache?

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Hello, good evening. I want to ask, I often get sick in the right side of the head with tba2 and when I get sick I always grimace at Skali ,, also like someone walks on the head, not lice but in the head … thank you very late at night

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Thank you for your question on I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.

Headaches can be caused by a variety of conditions. Can come from structures in the head, it can also be from structures outside the head. Can be caused by medical conditions, or psychological. The intensity also varies, from mild headaches to those that feel very heavy.

In general, headaches are divided into two, namely primary and secondary headaches.

A. Primary head pain

This happens because a person has excessive sensitivity to changes or conditions that occur around the head or inside the head. It can also be caused due to psychological effects.

Primary headaches consist of:

1. Migraine

This type of headache is felt in one part of the head, is throbbing, and is usually caused by physical exhaustion or psychological effects. This migraine pain is of moderate intensity. Usually often occurs in women

2. Tension type headache

This headache is felt by the patient as if his head is tied. Can be felt in the area of ​​the forehead and left of the neck. This type of pain is caused due to muscle tension around the head. The intensity is not as heavy as a migraine, but the duration is often longer. This pain is caused by a continuously upright position of the head, incorrect head position, or due to psychological effects.

3. Cluster headache

This pain is the heaviest among primary headaches. It is felt behind one eye, and is often accompanied by watery eyes and a runny nose. This pain can be triggered by activity or psychological effects.

B. Secondary headache

Secondary headaches are caused by an underlying disease condition, for example:

1. Glaucoma

Caused by increased eye pressure. Symptoms are red eyes, blurred vision, and headaches, especially in the area behind the eyes

2.Inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media)

Caused by a bacterial or viral infection of the middle ear, which is often triggered by an upper respiratory tract infection. Symptoms are often accompanied by a ringing sound and a yellow discharge from the ear when the eardrum has burst.

3.Eye inflammation (optic neuritis)

Inflammation of the nerves of the eye. Symptoms include headache and blurred vision

4. Sinusitis

Inflammation of the nasal sinus passages. Symptoms include pain in the eye or face area that can be felt radiating to the head, accompanied by smelly and greenish yellow mucus

5. Tooth cavities / abscesses

The symptoms are of course accompanied by pain in the associated area. In a tooth abscess, there may also be symptoms such as fever and redness and swelling in the area.

6. Bleeding stroke

Is a rupture of brain blood vessels. Accompanied by weakness of the limbs, pelo, vomiting, and decreased consciousness

7. Brain tumor

The presence of a mass in the brain can be indicated by a headache that gets worse over time as the tumor grows. This is accompanied by vomiting and neurological disorders, such as limb weakness.

To ascertain the cause of your complaint, it's a good idea to consult further with a neurologist for immediate examination. The doctor will explore further the course of your disease and will perform a nerve examination and if necessary an ENT examination to determine the exact condition of your headache. The doctor may also perform related investigations to determine the cause of your headache, for example, CT-scan, MRI, head photo, complete blood count, and so on. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for you according to the underlying condition.

Here are suggestions that you can do at home to reduce your headache complaints:

1. Limit physical activity, do not be too heavy

2. Enough rest, enough sleep with the ideal time 7-8 hours a day

3. Eat well and balanced nutrition, and regularly. Avoid consumption of alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, too much salt, or flavorings that contain monosodium glutamate (micin)

4. Control your stress, it can be with relaxation therapy or frequent refreshing doing your hobbies or activities that you like in your spare time

5. To reduce headaches, you can buy pain relievers marked in green (commercially available) such as paracetamol.

If there is an emergency in your headache condition (alarm symptom / red flag), namely decreased consciousness, a very heavy and heaviest headache in your life, vomiting, weakness in your limbs, slurred speech, fever, seizures, immediately consult the nearest emergency room. to get immediate treatment

Hopefully this information is enough to answer questions and be useful. Get well soon :)


dr. Princess Claudya

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