Tension In The Head?

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Night .. I want to ask you I am 22 years old .. I recently have a headache on the top of my shoulder behind my ear like a crybaby so often on the right side but sometimes on the left side .. Sometimes it hurts sometimes not .. Especially when I have a lot of thoughts, it hurts So sometimes it goes to the back of the head. What are the symptoms? Thank you

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Hello Dindaega, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I will try to answer your question. So what we are discussing is a feeling of discomfort in the head or often referred to as headaches or dizziness.

Headache is pain that appears around the head, can last or last less than 1 hour or even days. Based on the cause, headaches are divided into two types, namely primary headaches (not related to other diseases / pure headaches), secondary headaches (headaches due to the effect of other accompanying diseases).

For headaches, the most common type of headache is primary headache, which is also divided into 3 types based on the type of headache.

Tension type headaches. The form of the pain is usually described as a head tied by a rope, and feels tense, most commonly felt by adult women. Generally the pain is focused, such as pressure in the forehead, both sides of the head and also the back of the head. The pain can last several days, with a headache duration of about 30 minutes to 1 week, but if it persists for 3 months in a row it is classified as a chronic headache. Tension type headaches rarely require special medical treatment. However, the situation will turn out to be an emergency if:

appears after an accident especially if there is a collision in the head that comes suddenly and feels so bad accompanied by nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, dazed and weak fever, numbness, slurred speech. Until now, it is not certain the cause of tension-type headaches, but it is related to the continuous contraction of the facial muscles of the scalp and neck due to conditions such as stress, fatigue, dehydration, noise, certain smells, and lack of exercise. Before going to the doctor, the initial treatment that can be done to relieve headaches is by relaxing and warm compresses.

Migraine. It is a headache with a throbbing type of pain, and generally occurs only in part of the head, although sometimes it can occur on both sides of the head and can be felt up to the neck. Most often felt in women because it is related to the hormone estrogen in women. Other symptoms besides a throbbing headache that can be felt include nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. The condition where you have to get help from a doctor is when you experience 5 migraines in a month, and the use of over-the-counter headache drugs has not helped. Meanwhile, the condition where you must immediately check with your doctor is when you have a headache, which refers to Stroke and Meningitis.

Symptoms that need to be known from both are:

Severe headache that has never been experienced. Arms, and / or one side of the face, or the whole face feels paralyzed and weak. Accompanied by fever, neck stiffness, seizures, confusion, skin rash. lips twitching but not understood by others. If there are signs like that, you should immediately be taken to the hospital for treatment.

Cluster. Is a headache that occurs repeatedly and forms a pattern, because it appears at a certain period. This cluster type headache can be felt around the eyes, so that sometimes the eyes feel nervous because the pain is so intense. Cluster headaches are divided into two types, episodic and chronic. Episodics were felt every 1-2 times for 7 days or 1 year with a remission period of 1 month. Meanwhile, chronic incidence is more frequent than episodic, can be with remission phase or with remission but less than 1 month. The cause of clusters is in the hypothalamus / part of the brain that is inside the head, while factors that can affect the occurrence of clusters include:

Strees of use of nitroglycerin, very hot weather, sexual activity, allergic rhinitis and exacerbated by smoking, drinking alcohol, male gender, increasing age, family history who also has cluster headaches.

Prevention needs to be done because treatment for clusters can only be done by prescription from a doctor. Cluster headache prevention includes:

avoid triggers in the form of strong aromas such as alcohol, perfume, paint, gasoline. not going out of the house, especially exercising when the weather is very extreme or hot. Take medication to relieve pain, especially during an attack. From all the explanations I have given, it is better if you check with the nearest doctor to get treatment according to the cause of the headache you are complaining about, whether it is the type of tagang, custer, or migraine. because it is impossible to make a diagnosis without conducting a medical interview and examining the patient's body.

So much from me, may be useful. Regards

dr. Ciptanti

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