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Constant headache, cough and sneeze, numb thumb

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: December 8, 2020 11:55 AM
Anonymous 11 months

31 years old male, for 72 hours now I have been having a constant headache, cough and also sneezing constantly. This morning I woke up with the usual headache and also a sore/numb thumb that has been numb for 4 hours now. Took my temperature every day but seemed normal.

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 11 months
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for your question. Headaches are a common problem among our population. Your headaches that causes you to hardly do anything can be a terrifying experience for you.

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There are 2 main types of headaches which are primary headache and secondary headache. Primary headache is only due to the headache itself without other causes. Examples are tension headache, cluster headache and migraine. Secondary headache is due to underlying health conditions, such as sinusitis, meningitis, trauma, tumour, bleeding and medications. Some of these conditions are life-threatening and needed to be treated seriously.

It is helpful for your to keep a headache diary which keep tracks on the onset, duration, timing and progression of the headache. This helps the doctor greatly to establish a diagnosis. Doctor may also need to know any associated symptoms such as fever, weight loss or history of cancer. This is important to rule out the secondary headaches. For a primary headache, the headache is normally predictable tiggers, stable pattern and individual is feeling fine in between headaches.

If the conditions still persist without any improvement, please seek your healthcare providers to get appropriate treatment.

You should get a doctor’s consultation to find out the exact cause of this problem in order to be properly managed. To find out the exact cause of the problem you are encountering, more information is required before conclusions can be made. Therefore, you are strongly advised to refer the matter to the doctor. Please click on the link (DoctorOnCall) to contact our doctor. We will protect your privacy. Thank you.

Get a neurologist to weigh in on your symptom of headache.


Last Updated: Tue Dec 08 2020 11:55:29 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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