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I have some pain at the base of my skull

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I have some pain at the base of my skull behind my right ear and what almost feels like a head cold. I am having trouble concentrating for long periods of time and the tinnitus in my opposite ear is almost constant (was previously intermittent). I have not had any medication changes recently, nor any changes in supplements that I take. The pain almost seems connected to my ear feeling 'blocked' as part of the head cold symptoms but also feels like I might have slept with my head at a funny angle. I have tried heat on it and already take tylenol for my knee pain.
Posted Thu, 23 Nov 2017 in Headache and Migraines
 
 
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
muscular ache or viral infection related .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear ,

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This may be muscular ache or in relation with viral infection .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Pain - duration , frequency .
2. Hearing on that side is okay , any discharge from the ear .
3. Currently running nose , cough , fever .
4. Any relief after heat application and massage .

Awaiting for your response .
Regards .
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Follow-up: I have some pain at the base of my skull 24 minutes later
1) pain is constant and has been for about 3 days

2) I do not currently detect any changes in hearing on that side

3) runny nose, no cough, possible low-grade fever.

4) no relief from heat or massage
 
 
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
respiratory infection related . guidelines narrated herewith .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

* Seems in relation with respiratory infection most likely .

* Guidelines for better relief

- Intake of tab. ibuprofen ( 400 ) mg 3 times a day after meals .
- Application of lavender oil massage will give excellent results .
- Drink plenty of liquids to maintain hydration .
- Inhalation of vapors of boiled water with blanket covered over the head for
3 times a day for 5 minutes each session .

Hope this will help you for sure .

Follow up advisable after 24 hours about progress or early if required .
Wishing you fine recovery .

Regards .
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