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What causes chills, night sweats and pain throughout head?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: My friend had chills and sweating last night. She woke with headache in the back of her head around the base. Through the day today the headache got much worse and spread through the entire head. She does not appear to have a fever.
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Persisting headache needs immediate attention...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Apologies for the late reply.

Based on your description your friend seems to be having an acute severe headache. Though there are no other features that raises alarm, the fact that headache did not subside despite multiple advil usage is an indication to visit a doctor immediately. I would treat such unresponsive headaches with injectable medications as well as investigate for its cause. A brain scan is entailed after detailed neurological examination.
If the condition remains the same, it needs a visit to ER.

Hope this helped. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Persisting headache needs immediate attention... Detailed Answer: Hi, Apologies for the late reply. Based on your description your friend seems to be having an acute severe headache. Though there are no other features that raises alarm, the fact that headache did not subside despite multiple advil usage is an indication to visit a doctor immediately. I would treat such unresponsive headaches with injectable medications as well as investigate for its cause. A brain scan is entailed after detailed neurological examination. If the condition remains the same, it needs a visit to ER. Hope this helped. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards