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What Causes Pain In The Head While Coughing?

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Posted on Tue, 5 Sep 2017
Question: Pain on left side of my head near temple hurts worse when I cough. Kind of goes down my neck also
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Could be due to sinusitis

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. The mentioned pain could be due to sinusitis. Sinusitis is an infection of sinuses, the air pockets contained in our skull. It is most often caused due to viral although occasionally there is a superadded bacterial infection present. Antibiotics or any other medicines cannot reach the sinuses properly and sinuses have a poor blood supply. Antibiotics may relieve the superadded bacterial infections, but the unresolved underlying infection may flare up subsequently. Taking steam inhalation can provide relief as it helps in opening up the openings of the sinuses that have been blocked by thickened mucus. Water in form of vapour will reach deep inside and will help in dilute the thickened mucus.

Take rest and plenty of fluids to drink. You may take naproxen 500 mg tablet when required, in case you have pain.

Other probable causes include temporal arteritis, electrolyte imbalance.

Feel free to write back.

Regards
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What Causes Pain In The Head While Coughing?

Brief Answer: Could be due to sinusitis Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. The mentioned pain could be due to sinusitis. Sinusitis is an infection of sinuses, the air pockets contained in our skull. It is most often caused due to viral although occasionally there is a superadded bacterial infection present. Antibiotics or any other medicines cannot reach the sinuses properly and sinuses have a poor blood supply. Antibiotics may relieve the superadded bacterial infections, but the unresolved underlying infection may flare up subsequently. Taking steam inhalation can provide relief as it helps in opening up the openings of the sinuses that have been blocked by thickened mucus. Water in form of vapour will reach deep inside and will help in dilute the thickened mucus. Take rest and plenty of fluids to drink. You may take naproxen 500 mg tablet when required, in case you have pain. Other probable causes include temporal arteritis, electrolyte imbalance. Feel free to write back. Regards