Headache

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Dengue

Dengue is a common viral infection spread by mosquitoes.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Shivering or rigors
  • High temperature

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Encephalitis

Encephalitis is an uncommon but serious condition that causes inflammation of the brain.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • High temperature
  • Headache
  • Fits or seizure
  • Confusion which is new
  • Confused or muddled

More information on Encephalitis is available here.

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High altitude pulmonary oedema

Altitude sickness can occur when you travel to a high altitude too quickly.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Unusually tired
  • Lightheaded or feeling dizzy

More information on High altitude pulmonary oedema is available here.

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Major head injury

Severe head injuries require immediate medical attention because there's a risk of serious brain damage.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Head injury
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion which is new
  • Seeing double
  • Lightheaded or feeling dizzy

More information on Major head injury is available here.

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Malaria

Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shivering or rigors
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Unusually tired
  • Aching muscles all over body

More information on Malaria is available here.

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Meningitis

Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meninges).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Headache
  • High temperature
  • Neck stiffness
  • Neck pain
  • Eyes sensitive to light

More information on Meningitis is available here.

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Migraine

A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Headache
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Headache that came on suddenly
  • Severe headache
  • Pain on left or right side of head

More information on Migraine is available here.

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Temporal arteritis

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a condition in which medium and large arteries, usually in the head and neck, become inflamed.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Headache
  • Tender scalp
  • Jaw pain when eating
  • Severe headache
  • Brief loss of vision

More information on Temporal arteritis is available here.

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Tension headache

A tension-type headache is the most common type of headache and the one we think of as a normal, everyday headache.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Headache
  • Headache at front of head
  • Pain on both sides of the head
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Neck pain

More information on Tension headache is available here.

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Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body, affecting many organs.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • High temperature

More information on Typhoid fever is available here.

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