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Have tenderness in scalp and headache. Took Ibuprofen. Cause?

I have a sensation of tenderness in one half of my scalp and inside my ear canal . last night and tonight has been on the left side. also last night I had a headache similar what I wold get from being very lethargic all day but I was moderatly active all day. Last night I was not able to get too sleep but a single ibuprofen helped a lot and afetr an hours or so i was able to return to bed and slept normal all night. I also get these same sensations on my left side from time to time too but not as badly as last night. Martin R.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
It seems that you have got impacted wax or infection in your left ear giving rise to this problem.
Consult your doctor and get your left ear examined.
After examination he will go for treatment accordingly.
Mean while put some analgesic-antibiotic ear drops and take ibuprofen if require.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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