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Pain that goes from one side of the face to other around temples. Taking advil everyday. Any ideas ?

Been taking advil everyday.almost twice a day for a constant pain that goes from one side of my face to the other.Its located mostly aroind the temples and above the browbones and sometimes into my ears.Any ideas??Been in to see the doc and he said sinus infection??Iv been on 3 diff antibiotics and still the pain is there everyday for the past 3 months or so.
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Robi,
Welcome to healthcare magic!
Such headaches are a challenge to diagnose.
I would suggest an ENT reference and thorough examination and investigation.
A sinusitis can easily diagnosed by Xray-PNS and a Local physical examination.
If that is the case then treatment apart from antibiotics would also be needed.
Another possibility is an eye problem, The vision problems - refraction errors are to be ruled out,
glaucoma can also be there. You need to consult an ophthalmologist also.
If you have associated fever/ vomiting/ early morning worsening of headache the a CT Scan brain and Sinuses is recommended.
You need a physical examination by your physician and get base line investigations like Chest and PNS X Ray, Complete Blood Counts, Renal Function Tests.
This work up is expected to detect the underlying problem so a definite treatment could be started.
I hope this advise would be helpful for you.

Still if you have any queries or doubts, please write me back,
I would be happy to solve them.

Wish you a great health!

Answered: Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to HCMForum. Shifting pain of the face near the temple bones and around. There is possibility of it to be sinusitis. if it is not cured so long i advise you to consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. you may need to get MRI EEG and some other routine tests for confermation of the diagnosis. Besides i advise you some diet recomendations as avoid taking cool drinks juices ice cream ice water. practice diversion procedures as hearing music reading books of your interest, yoga meditation and gardening if interested. Wishing for a quick recovery.Thanks for calling.
Answered: Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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