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Headache temple pain

Ouch! Headache temple pain can come in many forms. It can be in your right temple, left temple or both. It can be sharp temple pain, or dull. It can last a few seconds, or hours. But how can you tell what's causing it, and what to do about it?

When you get any kind of new headache, or your symptoms change, it's a good idea to see a doctor right away. Many headaches have an obvious cause – a blow to the head, for example. Others may be caused by a virus. Other headaches may just be headaches, but depending on the kind of headache they may still require medical attention so that they don't do permanent damage.

What's the cause of the headache temple pain?

If you feel a band of pressure around your head, you may have a tension headache. Usually the pain will be on both sides or all around your head, but sometimes the pain is on one side. If you have a throbbing headache that's accompanied by sensitivity to light or sound, or you have nausea, you may have a migraine headache. If you have symptoms of a cold, such as congestion and fatigue, that just won't go away, you may have a sinus headache.

Visit this page for more on different types of headache that may include headache temple pain, or explore the site using the navigation to the left. Headache temple pain can have a lot of causes, and it's important to diagnose it properly (which is why you should do your own research and see a doctor).

Relieving headache temple pain...

Of course, different types of pain have different causes and different cures. Take a look at some of the links above to get an idea what type of headache you have. Very often, the headache will go away on its own, or after a nap or sleep. Some headaches require more serious measures. You can usually try tylenol or ibuprofen safely, as long as you're not taking them regularly or taking other medications. Try gently massaging your temples, or have a friend massage your neck and back, which will help to promote general relaxation.

Visit our home remedies page for more ideas and links for relieving pain in the temples. If you have an ongoing problem with headache pain, consider subscribing to the free ezine, HeadWay, which will keep you up to date with new research and also remind you of tried and true pain relieving techniques.