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What causes a discomfort on the left side of head starting from eyebrow?

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Posted on Sat, 16 Apr 2016
Question: i currently am experienced a hard to describe sensation on the left side of my head. More specifically, starting above my eyebrow and less noticable along the left side of my scalp. Noticed for the first time today, when I raise my eyebrow, the sensation is short actual pain, but feels more like a healing bruise.
I experienced no headaches, but somewhat concerned. Could this simply be nerve damage?
Thanks for your time.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nerve dysfunction related symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

The answer to your question is yes, Your symptoms are most likely to be caused by peripheral nerve damage/dysfunction, since the feeling is on the skin, there are no associated headaches and symptoms triggered by movement.

Causes of peripheral nerve(s) damage on scalp include local trauma, compression of nerve(s) by hat, sleeping position, or could be related to peripheral neuropathy , a condition characterized by small peripheral nerve(s) damage from diseases or factors such diabetes, prolonged alcohol use, vitamin B12 deficiency, viral infection and a few other conditions .

Since you noticed this only today, I think you shouldn't worry much more than necessary, local use of NSAID drugs containing creams such piroxicam cream for example should help improve your symptoms.

If the symptoms will persist after few days and no improvement by NSAID cream use, you should be evaluated by your primary care Doctor.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

I remain at your disposal for further questions and clarifications.

Best regards.

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What causes a discomfort on the left side of head starting from eyebrow?

Brief Answer: Nerve dysfunction related symptoms. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. The answer to your question is yes, Your symptoms are most likely to be caused by peripheral nerve damage/dysfunction, since the feeling is on the skin, there are no associated headaches and symptoms triggered by movement. Causes of peripheral nerve(s) damage on scalp include local trauma, compression of nerve(s) by hat, sleeping position, or could be related to peripheral neuropathy , a condition characterized by small peripheral nerve(s) damage from diseases or factors such diabetes, prolonged alcohol use, vitamin B12 deficiency, viral infection and a few other conditions . Since you noticed this only today, I think you shouldn't worry much more than necessary, local use of NSAID drugs containing creams such piroxicam cream for example should help improve your symptoms. If the symptoms will persist after few days and no improvement by NSAID cream use, you should be evaluated by your primary care Doctor. Hope you found the answer helpful. I remain at your disposal for further questions and clarifications. Best regards.