A tension-type headache, otherwise called tension headache, is a mild, moderate, or severe pain in the head, neck, and behind the eyes. It is caused by contraction of the muscle in the head and neck regions and can be triggered by eye strain, fatigue, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, poor posture, skipping meals, and bad posture.
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Are increased WBC count, tongue sores and throat pain symptoms of HIV?
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Elevated WBC (white blood cell) count is secondary to increased neutrophils. Neutrophils here appear to be increased secondary to infections. Irregular periods and low bleeding were possibly due to hypothyroidism. Reduced... Read Full »
Why do I have pain sensation in my temporal lobes during headaches?
Query: Hello doctor, My neurologist suggested I have a tension headache based on my pre-sx examination. Sx did not happen for carpel tunnel syndrome, and I went into anaphylactic shock, and so was called off. Also, I have an allergy to antibiotics like penicillin and cephalosporins. I have a history of car... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly let me know about the type of headache whether it is dull, aching, or throbbing type. Is there any nausea or vomiting? Is there any sensitivity to light or sound? Are you going through any stress? How is your sleep pattern? It can... Read Full »
I was left with a hole in the skull after hematoma evacuation. Is it safe?
Query: Hi doctor,Seven months ago, I had a serious head injury. That time, I was left with a small hole in the skull after extradural hematoma evacuation. Then, I had no discomfort in the head. Now, I have terrible tension around the back of the head and dull pressure and pain next to the hole. I feel hyp... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A small piece of the skull bone could be cut and the hole in the bone was made. According to the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is no residual brain damage. Under these circumstances, I can explain your headache as follows. The pain aro... Read Full »
I have been suffering from tension-type headaches, neck pain, and stiffness for the last six months. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had occasional headaches since September, which usually last a few days. The first time was just before I was diagnosed with COVID-19, so I attributed it to that. However, it has happened three to four times since and I have always tested negative. This time, I have had the headach... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details of your symptoms. 1. How frequently have you had those headaches? How many times in a month approximately? 2. One episode of headache usually lasts for how long duration? Is it associated with any nausea or vomiting or fever or nasal ... Read Full »
Why do I have a headache, dry mouth, and tightness in the neck?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old boy. From the last 10 months I am suffering from physical symptoms like a tight band wrapped around my head every time, tightness and little pain in the neck, heavy head, head pressure a mild headache, ringing in the ears, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, upset stomach,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi., Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from chronic tension headache. I would recommend you to discuss with your doctor to start you on tablet Amitryptiline 10 mg once in the night and within three weeks, you would feel better. I would also recommend you to go for a morning walk, me... Read Full »
What are the reasons to get headache while talking?
Query: Hi doctor, I feel headache much often during interaction with anyone. Is this some illness and what is the reason? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have not mentioned in detail about the headache, it is difficult to diagnose with limited case history. However, I will try to discuss the various causes and the treatment. Temperomandibular joint disorder : Common symptoms include pain in face, jaw joint a... Read Full »
I have recurrent shooting headaches five years after a traumatic brain injury. Kindly help me.
Query: Hi doctor, I have had persistent, recurrent headaches and shooting head pains due to a concussion from a traumatic brain injury, that I acquired five years back. The doctor has described my headaches as tension-type headaches, I have pain behind the eyes mainly, but it can be on the top of the head... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know few more details about your problem. Since when you started to have this problem? Did it start immediately after the accident? Or it started after some gap? In which part of the head do you have headaches mostly? Is it only behind the eyes? ... Read Full »
Is Amitriptyline better for tension-type headaches?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a mild balance problem while walking, a month and a half back. I did not have vomiting or nausea. I was put on Betahistine and B-Citam for 30 days, which cured 99 % of my balance problem. But, I felt dizzy the whole day. I also have a mild difficulty in swallowing, so I consulted a ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query with keen interest and understand your concerns. While considering your symptoms in totality and reviewing diagnosis made by other doctors in the past, I feel a fair trial of low dose Amitriptyline should be given. Most of my patients with similar presen... Read Full »
Why do I have dizziness and left-sided headache?
Query: Hi doctor,I have a headache for one week, usually on my head's left side, but now I feel I have dizziness, and my head is massive. I am currently taking Etodolac 400 mg. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from headaches for the last seven days. Your headache is unilateral (left-sided), and you are now feeling dizziness and heaviness in the head. Such type of clinica... Read Full »
I have been experiencing constant headaches, nausea, and stomach ache for the past two months. Could this be due to a tumor?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had headaches daily, which were constant for almost two months. I take Paracetamol tablets often to relieve my headache. Now, I am experiencing mental stress and am worried that the headache is due to a brain tumor. I have nausea, and I often experience a burning smell. Sometimes, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You may have a tension-type headache due to chronic stress. If there is a brain tumor, it will be present in the retina scan. The heaviness in the head can be due to dehydration or exercise. If you still have doubts, you can go for an MRI (mag... Read Full »