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Unilateral Headache

Dull throbbing or intense pain on only one side of the head is called a unilateral headache. The common causes include stress, fatigue, infections, allergies, medication overdose, trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, aneurysm, tumors, etc. Tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches can all result in pain on one side of the head.

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The aches I have involving half of my head gets unbearable sometimes. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old, having aches in half of my head ever since I could remember. However, this ache sometimes gets unbearable. So, I consulted a doctor, who told me this was a migraine. So I started taking prescribed allopathic medicine at first, and after some time, homeopathic. These me...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your symptoms are most likely due to migraine, which causes severe headaches mainly on one side that last for a few hours (up to 72 hours) and may be associated with other features like limb numbness, nausea, photophob...  Read Full »

Why do I get right-sided headaches when I look down with a runny nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a headache on the right side. My nose on the right side is blocked and water is coming out. Sometimes I have sneezing. When I look down it becomes full and I have pain. What to do?   Read Full »

Dr. Shukla Radhika Hiren Hema

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from sinusitis. The sinus that surrounds the nose secrete mucus and it is secreted into the nose. Pain near the nasal bone and headache are symptoms of sinusitis. Please mention the duration of these symptoms, any episodes of fever, describe the nature o...  Read Full »

What could cause throbbing pain on the right side of the head?

Query: Hi doctor, It started with a throbbing pain on the right side of my head. It was there for a couple of days and decreased on its own. After a few days, it was back at the same place along with pain around the right eye and temple. Please help me. I am a 24 year old male.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. Pain on the right side of the head, which lasted for a few days and now has recurred, could be due to a tension headache, migraine or decrease vision in the eye. It's advisable to focus on relaxation and stress reduction, as heightened st...  Read Full »

How to cure the left-sided headache along with eyes and ear pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a left-sided headache and was advised an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). I was told by my doctor that it was a migraine. He prescribed Betacap TR in the morning, Tryptomer at night, and Naxdom 500 in the case of a severe headache. But suddenly, there is a left-sided pain with e...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to read your query and understand your concerns. A migraine is often characterized by unilateral headaches and often affects young females like you. It is often accompanied by eye pain. The treatment prescribed by your doctor is according to the standard clinical practi...  Read Full »

I always have a dull unilateral headache. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Three weeks ago, I had a headache late at night. I managed to sleep, but it was still there in the morning. It was a unilateral headache on the left side of my head. Pain is in my temporal area which sometimes radiates across my cheek and even down my jaw, as well as on the top left of...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to My main concern here would be trigeminal cephalgia, the most common being trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is a sharp shooting unilateral headache that becomes extremely worse with nerve irritation that could be caused by shaving, brushing (hair or teeth) or ...  Read Full »

I have a severe right-sided headache when I go out in the afternoon. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, When I go outside in the afternoon, I get severe pain in the right side of my head, which pains the whole day. I have had this problem for the last two months, and this is occurring for the third time. In addition, I suffered from flu, and I got treated by three different doctors with dif...  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Getting headaches in the afternoon has many reasons. They are, 1. Sleeping less at night. 2. Consuming spicy food in the afternoon. 3. Work-related stress. 4. Sensitivity to heat. 5. Migraine. 6. Refractiv...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from headaches which make me feel very weak. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from a headache for one and a half months. Initially, it was full, then half-sided, and now complete again. It sometimes starts slowly and then progresses very fast. I feel very weak during these headaches, and my heartbeats become faster. I approached the nearby doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are three types of headaches that can affect only one-half of the head: Migraine, cluster headache, and headache associated with glaucoma (elevated intraocular pressure). So please provide me with the following details: 1. How long d...  Read Full »

Does a concussion result in one-sided pain in the head, temple, and jaw?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 4 inches, and my weight is 188 lbs. 15 days back, I fell and have a mild concussion on the top of my head. My brain and cervical spine CT scan results were clear. Now I have a consistent headache since then, ranging from mild to severe, main...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It most likely seems to be a post-traumatic headache. Although the CT scan (computed tomography) was normal, I feel an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) needs to be taken to re-confirm there are no extradural bleed or subdural hematomas that may form after some time. If ...  Read Full »

Why does the left side of my head hurt, and I cannot sleep properly?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not able to sleep properly for the past two days and it seems like a migraine headache. I also have pain on the left side of the head and my left eye hurts a lot. When I get up fast, everything becomes dark for 3 to 5 seconds in front of my eyes.   Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are correct about migraines. I need to know some more details about your headache. Please mention the duration of having a headache and how long it stays. Please mention whether you have vomiting along with it. Please mention whether it seems to be a throbbing type....  Read Full »

What can cause head and ear pain on the same side for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I have earache and headache on the same side. I have pain while washing my face near my ears for a month.   Read Full »

Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are having headaches and earaches on the same side. You have more pain while washing your face. Please mention the nature of your pain whether it seems like an electric shock or it comes and goes or dull in nature. This type of pain can oc...  Read Full »

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