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Headache in the eyes and forehead


A headache in the eyes and forehead can occur occasionally in an absolutely healthy person. An anesthetic tablet is enough - and the problem will be fixed. However, in some cases, frontal and eye pain is a sign of serious disruption in the functioning of the human body. It requires an assessment of the situation, taking into account additional signs accompanying such pain, to make the right decision.


The relationship of head injury and the subsequent occurrence of headache in the frontal region is clear and obvious. What are the other reasons for this type of headache? There are a lot of them, depending on the age, initial state of health and dynamics of the disease development, one can expect the prevalence of one or another species, but the following are the most common:
Headache in the eyes and forehead

  • flu and other acute respiratory viral infections;
  • acute or chronic inflammatory process in the paranasal sinuses ( frontal sinusitis , rarely sinusitis and ethmoiditis);
  • migraine;
  • arterial hypertension;
  • acute glaucoma attack;
  • tension headache;
  • meningitis and \ or meningoencephalitis;
  • tumor processes in different parts of the brain;
  • vascular dystonia;
  • various mental illnesses.

If a single headache attack in the frontal area, then you should not think about deep health problems. However, if there is prolonged, persistent pain that cannot be relieved by painkillers, you should seek advice from a therapist or neuropathologist.

Flu and other acute respiratory viral infections

In the cold season to protect yourself from exposure to viral microbial agents. Their huge number and diversity can not touch even the most stable person, especially since the immunity after most acute respiratory viral infections is specific and short. In addition, the so-called risk groups are quite extensive, that is, a contingent of persons more susceptible to acute viral infections:

  • people with chronic pathology of the heart, lungs:
  • persons with congenital or acquired immunodeficiency;
  • patients with oncological processes;
  • pregnant women;
  • children under the age of two;
  • Persons whose professional activities include contacts with a large number of people (teachers, trade and catering workers, public transport drivers).

The causative agents of acute viral infections are transmitted by aerosol, that is, when sneezing, coughing, normal conversation. Even a brief contact with a sick person is enough to get infected.

Headache is typical among the initial symptoms (especially flu). The appearance of a headache in the frontal area, combined with unpleasant sensations in both eyes, is the first symptom of a beginning infectious disease. It is also characterized by increased discomfort in the eyes during their movement and closing. Frontal headache is combined with signs of general intoxication (lethargy, fatigue, fever). Then there are catarrhal phenomena: cough, sore throat and runny nose. In this case, the diagnosis of ARVI is beyond doubt.

Meningitis or meningoencephalitis

In certain cases, acute respiratory viral infections can be complicated by the development of the inflammatory process of the meninges (meningitis) and brain substances (encephalitis). It is also possible the development of this inflammatory process as a result of the penetration of other microbial agents into the cranial cavity. Infectious pathogens can enter the cranial cavity through the respiratory tract or by hematogenous route (with blood flow). The most common causative agents of meningitis and / or meningoencephalitis are the following bacterial and viral agents:

  • meningococcus;
  • staphylo-and streptococci, proteus and pyocyanic stick;
  • tubercle bacillus;
  • tick-borne encephalitis virus;
  • causative agents of the so-called "childhood" infections (measles, rubella, epidparotitis);
  • herpetic viruses (all types);
  • Toxoplasma;
  • AIDS virus;
  • Treponema pallidum (causative agent of syphilis).

The clinical picture of meningitis of various etiologies has a number of characteristic differences, but the beginning of this inflammatory process is always typical. This is a combination of three main features, the so-called meningeal triad:

  • headache localized in the frontal region or covering the entire head; not removable analgesics, having a pulsating or arching nature;
  • temperature rise;
  • vomiting of central genesis, that is, is not associated with food intake, which does not bring relief and is not associated with previous nausea.

When encephalitis is observed a variety of changes in consciousness and behavior, motor and sensory disorders. In the case of a combination of these three symptoms should immediately go to the doctor, treatment is possible only in the hospital.

Inflammation of the paranasal sinuses

In the human body, or rather the skull, there are cavities filled with air. They are necessary for resonating during a conversation, as well as for warming the atmospheric air. Ingestion of a microbial agent (often a pyogenic bacterium) causes the inflammatory process of these sinuses. Clinical manifestations of sinusitis are:

  • prolonged headache;
  • serous purulent discharge from the nasal passages;
  • deterioration of general condition (weakness and change in body temperature).

The appearance of headache in the forehead and eyes is observed with frontal sinusitis (inflammation of the frontal sinus), ethmoiditis (inflammation of the labyrinth in the ethmoid bone), sphenoiditis (damage to the sinus of the sphenoid bone). If runny nose has been delayed for more than a week, you should visit an otolaryngologist. Treatment of any sinusitis requires care and a certain duration, since it is possible for an infection to penetrate into the cranial cavity and the development of appropriate inflammation (meningitis or meningoencephalitis). Combined therapy includes antibiotics, decongestants and antihistamines.


This vascular disease, which is based on a long spasm of the microvasculature and metabolic serotonin. The main manifestation of migraine is a severe, prolonged headache, often in the frontal region or one half of the head, which appears in the night or morning. The pain occurs after a short aura (the feeling of nonexistent smells or sounds). It gradually increases to unbearable sensations, is combined with nausea and dizziness, is further enhanced by the impact of harsh sounds, smell, bright light. A headache of a constant or throbbing nature is typical for migraine.

In order to choose the right medicine for the treatment of a migraine attack, you should consult a doctor, because conventional painkillers do not bring the desired relief. To eliminate the attack and the course of treatment of migraine, sumatriptin is used, normalizing serotonin metabolism.

Arterial hypertension

Often the change in blood pressure is indicated by the appearance of a headache in the forehead, eyes and temples. This pain syndrome is characterized by increasing intensity, combination with nausea and weakness, sometimes - flashing black flies before the eyes, noise and hum in the ears. Usually an increase in blood pressure is observed after intense physical exertion, emotional stress, meteorological changes. Measurement of blood pressure using a tonometer eliminates other causes of frontal headache. Nitroglycerin, drotaverin or short-acting ACE inhibitors (enalapril, captopril) can be used to relieve an arterial hypertension.

Tension headache

This type of headache develops as a result of metabolic disturbances during a long stay in one position (working at a computer, assembling small parts, and so on). Worsening of cerebral blood flow leads to disruption of tissue metabolism, to which the human body reacts with a headache. Often a person is disturbed by pains in the frontal region of an arching or aching character. Changes in the general condition is not observed. In order to eliminate the excruciating frontal headache, sometimes it is enough just to take a short break from work and get out into the fresh air. If airing, simple physical warm-up, self-massage of the neck and head do not help, then you can take pills of any anesthetic.

Attack of acute glaucoma

An increase in intraocular pressure (that is, glaucoma) can be one of the manifestations of several dozen eye diseases, and can be either congenital or acquired. Sometimes glaucoma develops gradually and almost imperceptibly for a person until the appearance of light spots in the field of view and decrease in visual acuity. However, a more typical paroxysmal course of glaucoma.

At the time of an attack of glaucoma, the person feels a sharp pulsating pain in the frontal area and eyes, a significant and sudden decrease in visual acuity, the appearance of light spots in the field of view. Often these local symptoms are combined with nausea and vomiting.

Specific symptoms (lack of response to light, hardness of the eyeball, congestion of the optic nerve head) can only be detected by an ophthalmologist. Treatment of an acute attack of glaucoma and a course of preventive therapy should be under the supervision of a physician.

Tumor processes of various brain tissues

Many neoplastic processes of the substance of the brain and the meninges, unfortunately, are characterized by specific symptoms in the later stages of the disease, when surgery is no longer possible.

In the early stages, headache can be practically the only symptom, with appropriate localization of the tumor in the frontal area. This variant of pain syndrome is usually characterized by moderate intensity and long duration, sometimes almost constant nature. Often a person feels not only a constant headache, but also weakness, unmotivated and not passing fatigue. Then more specific symptoms join: behavioral changes, memory and attention disorders, coordination of movements, and impaired sensitivity.

The final diagnosis and possible treatment options are established only by the results of a special examination (computed or magnetic resonance imaging).

Vegetative dystonia

Disease of the cardiovascular system, the most common among the representatives of the beautiful half of humanity of a young age. The causes of the disease are not fully understood. This disease is characterized by a chronic, periodically aggravated course.

Complaints and sensations of a person suffering from vascular dystonia are many and varied. This may be of a whining character, frontal headache, a feeling of lack of air and palpitations, nausea and vomiting once, pain in the abdomen of varying intensity and location, pain in muscles and joints.

Unfortunately, a cardinal method of treating vegetative-vascular dystonia does not exist today. Only means of symptomatic therapy are shown, depending on the presence of specific symptoms.

| 28 August 2015 | | 365 | Symptom Handbook
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Mama Fara: I have headiche evry day sometime I'm a bout to past out I get weak and a bit pain all over my body evry day i get it when I get this my head is about to blow up I have to sleep evry afternoon when I get it then I feel a bit better I go to the doctor all his answer is its mental problem witch I'm perfect I dont have any mental issue I'm very calm person but I think I'm going mental soon its killing me really really bad I dont know what is it

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Samuel Le: please answer i am in my teens/pre teens, and I am suffering from a occurring tingly radiating feeling in both sides of my head. When I shake my head to the side, it hurts to the side, when I shake it vertically it hurts lower in my head, somewhere in the middle. Please help, its really affecting my life.

Joseph Calabrese: Like this comment IF you had what I had. You be sitting at a desk doing whatever. Then suddenly your peripheral vision goes blank. You can see straight ahead, but not on your sides. Preventing you from reading properly or do computer work. Eventually your eyes get full vision again. But that problem has morphed into a horribly aching pain above and behind your eyeballs. Feeling like your eyeballs have swollen. But they are not swollen, just sinsitive to light. Your head feels very tired. But the rest of ypur body is doing just fine. Whenever you move your head around you get the sense of slightly vomrting. Just slightly. If at home and not busy, You can try to lay down for a few hours to ride put the episode. But you can't sleep because of constant pain and discomfort. If away and at work, Then your out of luck. You'll be exhosted all shift and irritable because your boss expects you to work through the pain. Like the video says, Figure out what your problem is before finding an answer.