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Can repeated light hits to the head cause brain damage?

Can a single or repeated light hit to the head that is mild enough to not shake the head but is followed by a mild headache or dizziness cause brain damage? Does the brain need to hit the skull to be ...
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Can telemedicine be used in migraine care? [closed]

How safe and reliable is a diagnosis of migraines through telemedicine (remote diagnosis)? E.g. A patient and doctor go on video call, patient describes and attempts to demonstrates symptoms, and ...
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“Blood rushing to the head” during handstands: How is it regulated?

Many people who start practicing handstands or headstands report discomfort in their head, ranging from a mild sense of fullness to "my head is going to explode." The standard response in online ...
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Fever and severe headache without inflammation markers [closed]

What mechanisms can create fever and severe headaches lasting for a week and NOT be accompanied by any indication of inflammation in blood tests? What diagnostic tests would be used to make a ...
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Hangover starting too soon? [closed]

I drank about 200ml of Lagavulin (whiskey) today and about three hours later headaches started. Usually a hangover takes some time to develop and after that amount of alcohol I do not have a hangover ...
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What is a constipation remedy that doesn't give you a headache or raise your blood pressure?

What is a constipation remedy that doesn't give you a headache or raise your blood pressure the way senna, or various salts (magnesium oxide, potassium), or enemas (salts) do?
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Can a headache be caused solely by a smell?

I've bought some air fresheners a while back, and since then I get migraine attacks more often. I didn't fully realize that it might be the cause for my headaches, until I didn't use it for a week and ...
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Do painkillers cure headaches or just stop us from feeling it?

I'm sorry if this is an obvious question. I frequently have migraine attacks, and have to take some pills to stop the pain. Now my question is, does a pill stop the source of an attack, or does it ...
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Postconcussion symptoms: how long? Are they reversible? Treatment options?

I had an accident 7 days ago and I have been suffering from short term memory loss for about a week now. I can't remember anything from the accident or the day before it. Also, I suffer from headaches ...
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Is it normal to experience headache while quitting smoking [closed]

I wanted to quit smoking, (this is the third attempt to do that), I am a 11 years heavy smoker. In the first 4 days, i would smoke just 4 cigarettes a day. Then, I decided to cut cold turkey. Now, ...
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Is this description a tension headache?

Could this be describing a "tension headache"? A throbbing, aching pain that starts at the back of the head and finishes just below the shoulder line. I thought tension headaches start and ...
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Safe alternatives to painkillers/nsaid?

So recently I have started a new job, and a common thing in the last few weeks is I have been getting headaches occasionally, that will last the rest of the day. The issue is, I workout right after ...
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What is an appropriate Neti Pot solution, and how does one adjust it for best results?

Many people use neti pots for sinus irrigation. Using them can reportedly help with infections, allergies, headaches, congestion, and other sinus-related issues. Small packets of chemical mixtures ...
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Why can glyceryl trinitrate (a.k.a. nitroglycerin) patches cause severe headaches?

Glyceryl trinitrate (a.k.a. nitroglycerin) patches can cause severe headaches [1,2]. Why? [1] Bokhari, Ali R., and George AC Murrell. "The role of nitric oxide in tendon healing." Journal of Shoulder ...
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Can non-visible light still have effect on your eyes?

I am in the process of building a device that will track eye movement via a camera. To light the eye I am using an array of infrared LED's and my camera is sensitive to IR light. After using the ...
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Suboccipital Muscle Strain Migraine Solutions

I frequently lay on my stomach in bed to watch my TV. Because of this, my head is usually held "backwards". Lately this has been causing pounding, migraine-like tension headaches stemming from serious ...
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How does forehead cooling affect me?

Sometimes I have headaches. I've heard that they're caused by the pressure of veins in my brain (not anything more). I found out that if I cool my forehead or eyelids with water, the pain stops. Am I ...
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Can ibuprofen and paracetamol be taken together?

I have a headache I've been meaning to get rid of this morning. I do know the differences between paracetamol and ibuprofen however since I just woke up this morning with my thoughts still cloudy, I'...
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Types of Coffee and Headaches? [closed]

I love my coffee. Though, when I have it, I get a headache. This was quite disappointing so I stopped drinking it. Without thinking, I recently (a couple of months since stopped drinking) bought ...
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Dehydration after a nights sleep

After a nights sleep I wake up with a headache which is slightly relieve after a drinking water although I still feel tired and fuzzy headed for the rest of the day. The headaches started to occur ...
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How does Ponstan treat headaches?

I was having a headache and it remained this way for 3 to 4 hours. Then I took "Ponstan" . My headache was completely gone immediately. What active ingredient is in Ponstan and how does it work? Also,...
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Why can thinking make a headache worse?

I sometimes get headaches where if I try and ignore them and continue with my work, they get so bad I feel sick and have to have a lie down until it passes. I've found that the best thing to do is ...
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Can thinking too hard cause a migraine or a headache?

Can thinking too hard cause a migraine or a headache, and if so, why? For example when you've a math problem and you're concentrating hard on a task to solve it.
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Recurrent head aches, posible cause some poisoning, any recommendation? [closed]

I've been suffering of head aches for a while, each time the pain stars in the neck and rises to the top of my head manifesting it self as a nagging pain accompanied with pulsating sensation at the ...
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Can tight glasses cause headaches?

I've been wearing glasses since I was about 7 years old (I am now 26). I wear glasses from the moment I wake up until I go to bed (except in the shower). I've had this problem for a very long time ...
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Is mint oil an effective remedy for headaches?

Mint oil is often refered to as a remedy for headaches, especially for migraine. For example these articles from health magazines (Article 1, 2, 3), claim that you can reduce headache pains by: ...
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Does having too much sugary things cause headaches?

Is it true that eating too much sugar say for example doughnuts can give you headaches?
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What are the general causes of migraine and how can it be treated

what are the general causes of migraine and What is the best way to identify the root cause of migraine? There seem to be a significant percentage of population suffering from migraine but still I ...
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What are the symptoms of Migraine and how to categorise into severe or mild etc

How to identify if someone suffers from migraine? and how is the migraine categorised ie whether it is severe, mild etc?