Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
190 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes pain in head with pressure on skull?

My head feels like its being sqeezed tight all around. And feels like my brain isnt getting enough oxegen and I feel strong preasure points in 2certain spots of my skull. The upper top middle left side and when I bend over to pick something up the pain is more intense and starts hurting . What do you think could be the issue?
Thu, 18 Jun 2020
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

It looks like you are having throbbing headache. The main cause is Migraine. It can be tension or cluster headache though. For relief, you can take Ibuprofen or Naproxen. Drinking too much alcohol (and hangover) can also cause throbbing headache. Caffeine withdrawal can trigger headache. You are suggested to stay well hydrated, take adequate sleep and take pain medicines for relieve.

Take vitamin B6 and B12. Take home made nutritious food. Cold therapy is effective. Apply cold packs or caps on your forehead for relieve. Stay in a quiet, dark room and avoid exposure to sunlight. However, you are suggested to get clinically examined by a GP, get assessed and get all investigations done to rule out any major pathology (tumor, etc) causing you discomfort.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


What causes pain in head with pressure on skull?

Hello, It looks like you are having throbbing headache. The main cause is Migraine. It can be tension or cluster headache though. For relief, you can take Ibuprofen or Naproxen. Drinking too much alcohol (and hangover) can also cause throbbing headache. Caffeine withdrawal can trigger headache. You are suggested to stay well hydrated, take adequate sleep and take pain medicines for relieve. Take vitamin B6 and B12. Take home made nutritious food. Cold therapy is effective. Apply cold packs or caps on your forehead for relieve. Stay in a quiet, dark room and avoid exposure to sunlight. However, you are suggested to get clinically examined by a GP, get assessed and get all investigations done to rule out any major pathology (tumor, etc) causing you discomfort. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician