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    What causes right sided head pain on breathing?

I've had a pain on the right side of my head for 3 days now. It started off running from my top right back teeth to my ear but has now moved to a position in front of my ear.The worst pain occurs when I breath in.What do you think could be causing this?
Tue, 7 Jun 2016
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Hi thanks for contacting health care magic....

According to history first rule out right ear infection which seems most likely here....
For that otoscopy done to visualize interior structure ....
If needed hearing tests like rinne and weber test done along with PTA.
Then if needed antibiotic given along with ear drops....
If congestion present steam inhalation done.

So headache could be from reffered headache from ear...

Second bronchitis also can be the cause.
Symptomatic management needed.

If condition worsening chest x ray for pulmonary infection and PNS for sinusitis done...

Consult ENT surgeon first for your condition.

Take care
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