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HomeAnswersNeurologyone-sided headachesFor the past five days, I have been having an intermittent headache that aggravates on chewing food?

How to get rid of left-sided headaches, which increase on chewing?

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Answered by

Dr. Ashok Kumar

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Published At June 13, 2017
Reviewed AtJanuary 4, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have left-sided headaches from the last five days. I notice it more when I chew food. I have anxiety problems since last two years, for which I take Petril 0.25 daily. Please help me. How to get rid of these headaches?

Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar


Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it is possible that there is aproblem in your left temporomandibular joint, which causes pain during chewing. The second possibility for these headaches is anxiety itself. The presence of unilateral headaches also points toward a migraine. Although, the possibility is low because the pain increases on chewing. I suggest you try consulting a dentist to rule out any abnormality of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) joint. Hopefully, he or she will find the cause of these headaches. In case there is an insufficient response from the dental specialist, get a computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain and report back to me. I will be glad to help you further. Thanks and regards.

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Dr. Ashok Kumar
Dr. Ashok Kumar


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