Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
i am 24year old… i am a smoker… i have bad headache … i guess it as cluster headache because i have swelling around my eyes … tearing one side , and this headache only one side of my face , but i dont have nasal congestion … can i know what type of headache is this … what kind of treatment and medicine should i follow … because i am a lorry driver and i am working during this pandemic time … this headache really like kills me …
Greetings. Thank you for your questions.
Headache is a common presenting symptoms. From your explanation, it might be cluster headache but I wouldn’t dare to make a conclusion before more information regarding your symptoms and history of of your health are obtained. Hence, I would suggest you to visit a doctor to get further assessment since this symptoms cause nuisance to you. Apart from that, if your headache is associated with these symptoms, you are encouraged to visit doctor as soon as possible:
Sudden and severe headche
Blurry of vision
Loss of consciousness
Vomit early in the morning
Sudden loss of weight
For now, you can take paracetamol or you may obtain more potent painkiller from pharmacy. However, to receive the best solutions to your problem, the plausible cause needs to be recognized before treatment can be given. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor.
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