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Sharp pain behind eye, temple. Having headache. Solution?

Hello. I have a very sharp throbbing pain only behind my left eye and temple it has been going on for about five days now and it comes up randomly and very painfully. So far today I have had this head ache for 6 hours I m 19 and in okay shape and I would go to a hospital but I am in college and literally have no money or job. I need help
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Hi. thanks for posting your query here. A sharp pain behind the eye is usually radiating in nature. Do you have any visual disturbances like loss of vision, flashes of light,a curtain effect in front of your eyes or dark spots in front of the eye ? Is there any accompanying nausea or frank vomiting along with the pain? If not and if this is the first time you are experiencing such symptoms, try resting in a dimly lit room with your eyes shut.Place a warm washcloth over the affected eye to relax the eye muscles.Take an oral pain reliever like Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen. The pain should subside in a short while. Keep a check on your vision for a few days. If you experience any worsening or addition of new symptoms such as vomiting or disorientation, consult your doctor. However, the above treatment protocol should afford you relief.
Answered: Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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