Pain in temple and eye: causes

Headache is one of the most common reasons people to the doctor. Most often this symptom is associated with various types of neurological pathologies and disorders in the cardiovascular field. Localization of the headache depends on what areas are exposed to disease.

Causes of pain in the temples

When localizing pain in the left temple or the right side should start to pay attention to the heart and blood vessels. Most often this symptom is caused by poor circulation in the brain. If to speak about the pathologies of the nervous system, important in the etiology of headache in the temples play arteriitis (inflammation of arteries) and neuralgia (an inflammatory, irritating or compressing processes) ternary nerve. The discomfort occurs can be affected by spasms of the vessels, their stenosis (severe narrowing due to poor tone) — this occurs due to increased intracranial pressure.

You should not «discard» and infectious diseases. Even a simple ARI or the flu can give serious complications. Very often colds even at «normal» flow of temporal cause pain. In acute and aggravated nature of the sensation, accompanied by fever, should consider the presence of meningitis or encephalitis. If the pain is felt simultaneously in the eyes and temples, then the reason may be sinusitis or frontal sinusitis.

Often temporal pain on the left is a consequence of problems with joints and spine, poor nutrition, and disorders of the cranial and spinal nerves. Pain in right temple and eye are most commonly associated with:

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  • problems with the tone of cerebral vessels;
  • vegetative dystonia;
  • migraine;
  • hypertension;
  • atherosclerosis;
  • infectious or inflammatory diseases;
  • poisoning, including alcohol;
  • the characteristics of the menstrual cycle in women;
  • menopause or other hormonal disorders;
  • pathologies of cranial and spinal nerves;
  • poor diet (eating large quantities of fast food, smoked meats, sweets, spices, etc.).

Most often painful sensation in the temples concerned about the people who are «over 40», but in recent years pathology begins to look younger. The systematic occurrence of symptoms (and progression of the underlying disease) even a minor storm can cause weakness, dizziness, increased blood pressure and headache.

Pain in the eyes

Eye pain can be caused or eye problems, or disorders of the nervous activities. In this case, considered the second option. Throbbing or pulsating type of pain is often found in patients constantly wear glasses or lenses. Such symptom indicates wrong selection of diopters, which perenapravljaetsja eyes, and thus the optic nerve. If this is the reason, the pain will be more pronounced in the evening.

Often patients complain of headache and eye pain after sneezing or coughing. This indicates hypertension to be treated at the cardiologist with drugs that reduce blood pressure. Even a small traumatic situations can cause a concussion. If you remember any of the possible cases of head impact, after which came a soreness, you must inform your doctor.
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The constant throbbing character of the pain indicates the already mentioned infectious diseases — meningitis and encephalitis. In some cases, it may also be the first symptom of development of acute disorders of cerebral circulation (stroke).

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We should also tell you about the migraine. It is a disease of the nervous system, the main characteristic of which is the headache on either side of the head, extending to eyes. Migraine may accompany other symptoms

  • nausea;
  • vomiting;
  • problems with eyesight or hearing;
  • hypersensitivity to smells or tastes;
  • increased headache in even minor physical exertion (eg, walking);
  • photophobia;
  • the weakness etc.

Most often, the attack of the disease lasts from an hour to several hours (maximum three days). Half of all migraine patients do not know their diagnosis and nothing from it is not treated. However, timely therapy can help to stop seizures. Consult your doctor for advice.

First aid for headache

You first need to eliminate the perceived cause of the symptom. For this you need to open a window, providing fresh air, to land or to put the patient, give him to calm down. With a strong anxiety of the victim, give him a drink of water or splash water on the face and hands. Check blood pressure. In some cases this will help to determine the cause of the headache.

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You can do a little massage. Massage your temples or neck area from behind. If you have problems with the spine or blood flow to the brain it can help to alleviate the patient’s condition. For pain relief you can apply cold compress or cabbage leaf to the sore area (one of the popular traditional methods). In case of a single occurrence of the symptom accepted, antispasmodics to relieve spasms of blood vessels and eliminate discomfort.

Remember that if the pain comes back again and again even after switching to the correct way of life, after recovery, sleep and diet, as well as after physiotherapy interventions, it is a serious matter. Do not self-medicate, it can seriously damage your health!