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Pain in the head and neck area of the body is called a headache. It is the most common type of pain experienced by people and there are several types of headaches. Mostly it is due to stress, tension, or any underlying health issue.

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My 4-year-old child suffers from fever and convulsions. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old child has been experiencing high-grade fever, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and general malaise for the past two days. She has had several episodes of convulsions, passed deep-colored Coca-Cola urine, and appeared confused. On examination, her Glasgow coma scale is 12, ra...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the clinical presentation and MDRT (modified Denver shunt test), I suggest it is an infection, likely malaria (a disease caused by a mosquito bite). Therefore, initiating antimalarial treatment is highly ad...  Read Full »

How can I limit my teenager's extensive smartphone usage?

Query: Hello doctor,As a parent, I am concerned about my teenager's mental health and their extensive smartphone usage. Could you offer personalized guidance on fostering a healthy relationship with smartphones for adolescents, balancing the benefits and risks, and promoting positive mental health habits b...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, excessive use of smartphones can disturb mental peace and disrupt the sleep cycle. Therefore, I would suggest not advising him to use the phone for extended periods. If he is using it for work purposes, then up to two to three hours a...  Read Full »

I am concerned about contracting Norovirus. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I realized that Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes gastroenteritis. How does a person contract the virus? How can one avoid those viruses? What are the typical symptoms of a norovirus infection? I would like to be aware of the signs that may indicate exposure to the...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. It is not common to get Norovirus unless there is an outbreak, so do not worry. Norovirus spreads by eating and drinking contaminated food and water or by sharing meals with Norovirus-positive patients. Symptoms...  Read Full »

What is causing my severe one-sided headaches?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old woman. Over the past two months, I have been struggling with severe headaches, and it has been taking a toll on my emotional well-being. I have been experiencing intense throbbing pain, typically on one side of my head, often accompanied by nausea, and sensitivity to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Such headaches with nausea are associated with vision. When there is a difference between eye power and both eyes have different powers, it can lead to a one-sided headache and vomiting, so I would suggest checking y...  Read Full »

My brother has a high fever, headache, and muscle pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My 33-year-old brother has been experiencing high fever, severe headaches, and joint and muscle pain for the past two days. These symptoms have raised significant alarm, and I am looking for ways to identify the cause and effectively address the issue. Can you please advise on the appro...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. These can be due to viral infections, usually typhoid, dengue, and malaria, which can lead to rapid fever. So, I suggest you do a CBC (complete blood count) test. It will give us a hint on what the cause is, and then...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of my excruciating headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having headaches for the last two weeks. It does not feel like a migraine. The ache starts at the back of my head when I move or bow forward and is excruciating. When I try to open my jaw it gives me a very strong pain at the back of my head. I have had no history of headac...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, As you have described, such type of a headache can be associated with severe deficiencies of vitamin B12, iron, or low haemoglobin. It indicates weakness. First of all, I suggest you get a blood CBC (complete blood count) test. We can manag...  Read Full »

My friend has a fever, abdominal pain, headache. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend, who is 28 years old, has been experiencing some concerning symptoms over the past two days, including high fever, severe abdominal pain, headache, and a general feeling of weakness. I am worried that these symptoms might be indicative of any viral fever. Is this a serious co...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Yes actually, these symptoms can indicate viral infection, and nothing to worry it is not that serious to cause anything, but yes you should do a few tests the rule out viral infection. Nothing to worry it can be t...  Read Full »

I have had pain in my sinuses, ear, and back of my head for the last six months. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had headaches and feelings of pressure all around my head. I have had pain in my sinuses, ear, and back of my head for the last six months with no relief for a single day. I have spoken to my doctor three times. He first diagnosed it as a sinus infection and was prescribed antib...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Actually, your symptoms might be associated with past trauma, because the opening of the nasal cavity comes from the frontal bone only and you had a fracture there. That is why there can be some drainage from the frontal sinus, causing yo...  Read Full »

How is a growing, movable mass in the occipital area treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, and I have a movable mass at my occipital part for the past two years as far as I remember. But this year, it got bigger, and I can feel it when I am lying down as it is pressed by a hard pillow I was using, after which I chose a soft one now. I was supposed to have...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There can be both possibilities that this pain is related to eye or the mass. But as you have mentioned that it is growing bigger now so first of all I would suggest that you should go for incision and drainage. Once it is removed and your headache continues you can go fo...  Read Full »

Do migraines have something to do with my eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old female. I have a little high pressure in my eyes (I saw a specialist about this), but I get this pain in my eyes or behind my eyes. My specialist says the pain has nothing to do with the pressure in my eyes. I get pain in one eye and sometimes both eyes. I usually take ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. This can be due to increased pressure in your eyes, as mentioned, and you feel such pain. I am not sure about migraines, but they can be associated with your vision, so I suggest you visit an ophthalmologist and test for your eyes. They will u...  Read Full »

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