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Is this description a tension headache?

Yes, a tension-type headache is more of a pressing, tightening quality, and mild to moderate intensity. There is no throbbing. There is also no nausea. It is usually bilateral, so usually it is on ...
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Can a headache be caused solely by a smell?

Certainly, headaches can be caused by a variety of smells, perfumes, paints, gasoline, bleach and yes, air fresheners. A study in 200 migraine patients showed perfumes were the first most common ...
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Do painkillers cure headaches or just stop us from feeling it?

Are painkillers curative for migraine headaches? No, they are not, but they are therapeutic. Similarly to user @De Novo's comment, the main problem in migraine headaches is the pain. Although the ...
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Can non-visible light still have effect on your eyes?

I'm an Electrical Engineer not a doctor but I've some knowledge about IR. Although you can not see it, IR is electromagnetic waves and it carry heat to your eyes. So, The eyes is negatively affected ...
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Why can glyceryl trinitrate (a.k.a. nitroglycerin) patches cause severe headaches?

Headaches in general are quite poorly understood, and there are a number of different types of headaches, with a very large number of conditions known to cause them.1 A common denominator though seems ...
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Can ibuprofen and paracetamol be taken together?

Yes, it is safe. The mechanism that ibuprofen and paracetamol use are different and don't interact negatively. In fact, the two drugs (medicines) can be used in conjunction for a synergistic effect so ...
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Do painkillers cure headaches or just stop us from feeling it?

How do painkillers work? When part of your body is injured, special nerve endings send pain messages back to your brain. Painkilling drugs interfere with these messages, either at the site of the ...
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Postconcussion symptoms: how long? Are they reversible? Treatment options?

Postconcussion syndrome is common following a traumatic brain injury (independent on the severity of the TBI). According to some studies, 30%-80% of patients with mild to moderate brain injury will ...
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Is it normal to experience headache while quitting smoking

Yes, it is normal, since Nicotine is a drug which not only affect many parts of your body‚ but it also affect your brain. Withdrawal feelings usually are the strongest in the first few weeks after ...
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"Blood rushing to the head" during handstands: How is it regulated?

What happens during inversion? increase in blood pressure Oxygen uptake increase Heart rate decreased significantly The double product, the frequency of breaths, and tidal volume were not ...
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Fever and severe headache without inflammation markers

Examples of conditions with fever and severe headache in which inflammation is not involved or is not the main process: Caffeine overdose (BMJ) "Thyroid storm" - acute hyperthyropidism (PubMed) ...
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Safe alternatives to painkillers/nsaid?

I am really happy that I found Krill oil. It's an omega 3,6,9 oil made from krill. (a sea creature similar to shrimp but much smaller). It makes this choice the strongest choice in benefits of any ...
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Why can glyceryl trinitrate (a.k.a. nitroglycerin) patches cause severe headaches?

From my understanding of the pathology for headache, Some headaches pathogenesis come from vasodilation of blood vessels, Glyceryl trinitrate cause vasodilation, so this could be the cause, Also ...
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Can non-visible light still have effect on your eyes?

Normally IR should not cause any troubles. However its all power-dependent. What is the overall power output of the LED you are using? I suggest you to compare it with the power output in similar ...
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How does forehead cooling affect me?

You are possibly reducing some of the causes of the symptoms, but for numerous reasons and maybe a secondary diagnosis the headaches themselves may return. Head cooling is a typical treatment for ...
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Can tight glasses cause headaches?

I've been wearing glasses since 1980. I too get those depressions in the side of my head just above my ears. These don't give me headaches, but the frames do cause great tension in my scalp and eyes. ...
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Can tight glasses cause headaches?

You are probably aware of this already, but there are frames with earpieces that not only fold in, but are on hinges with a spring and can be moved out. This might alleviate the pressure a bit. ...
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Can tight glasses cause headaches?

I had fun reading all the above reponses regarding this inquiry of having tight frames possibly leading to headaches... I also have tight frames and I tend to rest them on top of my ears to relieve ...
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