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Pain at right temple area

I have had pain right around my right temple for about 2 days now. It has not went away. Not even for a few minutes. The pain actually feels like I hit my head on something, but I didn't.  It is real sensitive to cold.  When I am laying down it even starts tingling sometimes. Every time I touch it, it hurts, no severe pain, more like just a discomfort. And like I said really sensitive to a cold touch or cold wet towel.  There are no visible signs of anything on my head.  I haven't seen a doctor for it yet because I'm wondering if its just something minor.  What could this be, or be from?
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Hi,

This sounds like a nerve related pain or neuralgia.

Have you had a previous bout of viral infection before?

Any eye redness, eye pain, nasal discharge, and fever?

Differentials will be a migraine headache, trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, carotidynia and tension headaches.

Trigeminal neuralgia is associated with a severe pain over the temples, the cheeks ,and over the jaw.The pain may be debilitating and may be aggravated by light touch , brushing the teeth or combing your hair. Carotidynia may be pain over the neck and temples. There are a few types and they may be due to an underlying viral infection. Occipital neuralgia may involve the back of the head and is usually secondary to a previous trauma.

I suggest that you have this evaluated and classified by your physician. Migraine headaches are given as a diagnosis and may only be given as a diagnosis after all other conditions have been ruled out.
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i hit my head back in 1998 with a club lock on the right side of my temple, had a huge lump. 3 months laters got pressure pain there and started getting panick attacks, had lots of scans nothing showed up! the neurolodgist just put me on xanax and i have been on them since!! but i still get that pain if i dont take my xanax, its like someone is blowing up a balloon in my head !!!!!!

can anyone help or have any suggestions please??
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Hi,
How are you? Post traumatic headaches may be felt for a long period of time. Continue with your medicine to help provide relief from your pain. You can also try cold packs.  However, if the pain persists, you may need to have another prescription medicine. It may also help to determine the possible triggers of your headaches. In this way, you can avoid them and prevent headache episodes. Take care and do keep us posted.
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