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My 15 year old son continues to complain about what he describes as a pinching sensation on the top left side of his head. He says it starts when he lays down and usually last for hours.?

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I would like some additional information from you so that I can provide my best and learned opinion.

1. Would you / he call this pain a 'headache' or is more superficial ?
2. Is there pain , watering of eyes, nose or allergy like symptoms ?
3. Any visual disturbances ?
4. Have you tried any medications ? Any relief with painkillers ?
5. Any nausea or vomiting ?
6. For how long he is having this symptoms at what frequency ?

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Patient replied :

No he has allergies only takes allergy medicine. His eyes always waters from allergies. And no nausea or vomiting has been involved ...the symptoms have been going on for a week and he said it happens all day long starts the. Stops.


Thank you for the reply. The pain could be from a cluster headache or minor form of cluster headache. Since it is there only for a week you need not worry. He can take a OTC pain medication like Tylenol 250 mg when the pain happens.

The symptoms should resolve in less than 2 weeks. If it persists beyond that he will require further evaluation in form of a complete neurological evaluation. I will keep this consult open so that you can get back to me anytime.

If he has any sever symptoms, nausea, vomiting, weakness or numbness do get medical help without delay

Thank you

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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