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Pressure on the forehead and side of the head - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Headache and Migraines
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Doctor :   hi
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How can i help you?
User :   Hello I've been feeling pressure on my forehead and my side of my head I want to know what can this be
Doctor :  
May i know your age and gender?
User :   25 male I have been getting these types of headache off and on ever since I found out I have gerd
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I will ask few more relevant questions to determine the cause for the headache.
User :   K
Doctor :   Approximately since when are you having such headaches?
User :   Since 4 months after I found out I had gerd
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Do you have any other associated symptoms like vomiting/nausea/visual disturbances?
User :   No
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Is it one sided headache?
User :   No it's on the forehead and both side
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Are the headaches associated with nasal catarrh/ sorethroat?
User :   Right now it's mostly on my forhead
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   No
User :   And I get scared when they come because it feels like someone is squeezing my head
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Does any one in your family have such kind of headaches?
User :   No
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Ok
Doctor :  
your headaches seem to be sort of tension headache.
User :   Should I be worried for these headaches
Doctor :   stress and tension can aggravate the headache.
User :   Ok thanks doctor
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i will explain you what you need to do?
User :   Ok
Doctor :  
These kind of headaches usually last for few hours to a day
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and usually go away with rest.
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You can try simple pain killes to relieve the headaches.
User :   Ok
Doctor :  
you can try Tab tylenol one tablet as soon as you get the pain.
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as i said tension and stress aggravates this pain.
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Have proper sleeping and diet habbits.
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Do not skip meals or
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reduce your sleeping habbits
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Cut down smoking habits IF YOU HAVE ANY.
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And if the pain is very severe you can visit a hospital for a shot.
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It is better you have one CT scan of your brain
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To rule out any other dangerous cause of headache.
User :   I had it done 2 months and everything came normal
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and life threatening cause of headache.
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That is good then.
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Try these measures.
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if your headaches are very frequent and gets out of control
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you may need some daily medications to control these headaches.
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Have you followed what i suggested?
User :   Yes
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   No Thank you
Doctor :  
please fill the feed bachk form that hasd been sent to you.
User :   Will do
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to ur service.
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