Very often we complain of a headache of a different nature in the temporal region. If you experience pain in the temples periodically, this may be due to general fatigue, chronic fatigue or lack of sleep. But the pain of a permanent nature in this area becomes a serious reason for going to a neuropathologist. By itself, pain in the temples is not a pathology: most often it is one of the symptoms that indicates the development of the disease. Many people over the age of 30 complain that their temples hurt. What to do in this case, what diseases can these symptoms indicate and how to get rid of them?
My head hurts in my temples: what to do and how to find the cause?
As already mentioned, there is no need to panic ahead of time. If pain hurts you extremely rarely, then you need to revise your work schedule and diet. Most often, rare bouts of pain in the temporal region signal fatigue. In this case, you need to relax more, be in the fresh air and eat right.
Many people complain that they are being crushed by whiskey. What to do in such a situation, you will be prompted by a specialist. If you experience a headache in the temporal region constantly, then you should immediately consult a doctor. Only after conducting a full-scale survey, it will be possible to identify the true cause of pain.
Pain in the temples may be due to the development of serious diseases and pathologies, in particular:
- circulatory disorders in the brain vessels;
- oxygen starvation;
- changes in blood pressure (with a sharp increase or decrease);
- vascular diseases (for example, migraine);
- catarrhal (viral or acute respiratory) diseases;
- hormonal changes;
- intoxication of the body;
- central nervous system disorder;
- pathology of the jaw joints;
- violation of the menstruation cycle in women;
- the onset of climacteric pause;
- head injuries;
- inflammation of the trigeminal nerve, etc.
As you can see, experts identify a variety of reasons that can trigger the appearance of pain in the temples. Do not resort to treatment on your own. It is best to contact your neurologist, who will conduct a full examination and diagnose. Remember that the treatment course should always be aimed at eliminating the cause of the disease, and not its symptoms.
"Pitfalls" of self-treatment: why is it better to consult a specialist?
Many of us in a headache rush to the nearest pharmacy and acquire pharmacological analgesics, which alleviate the symptoms and lower the pain threshold. But print and virtual publications, health programs are full of headlines: "It is categorically contraindicated for self-medication." The same applies to the treatment of headaches in the temporal lobes.
If the attack of pain happened once and indicates your fatigue or excessive workload, you can take a painkiller, apply a compress, drink a soothing tea, or massage the temples, performing translational circular motions. In this case, the pain will certainly recede.
When you experience pain constantly, you should not postpone the visit to the attending specialist. Remember that pain in the temples can signal the development of serious diseases. A neurologist can determine the cause of these symptoms and prescribe a complete treatment.
In this case, self-medication is not allowed and is strictly prohibited, since taking inappropriate pharmacological agents can trigger the development of complicated pathologies and diseases: stroke, meningitis, etc. In addition, constant pain in the temples can negatively affect vision and hearing, including complete loss these vital functions.
In the production of no one is insured against injury. Many women ask themselves: what to do if you hit the temple? In this case, you must immediately contact the traumatological center and take a radiography. If you do not know what to do in everyday life when you receive such an injury, then it is best to immediately apply a cool compress and contact the nearest health care institution for examination and assistance.
Sore right temple: what to do?
Often, people complain of unilateral pain, for example, in the area of the right temple. Most often, pain in the right temple can be a consequence of the development of the disease of the maxillofacial joint on the corresponding side. As a rule, a person feels pain in the neck and shoulder on the right.
If the pain is permanent, do not abuse the use of analgesics and painkillers and pharmacological drugs, and immediately consult a doctor. As practice shows, pain in the right temple can be the result of such pathologies:
- impaired vascular tone;
- increased intracranial pressure;
- sore throats;
- SARS or flu;
- alcohol intoxication;
- inflammation of the spinal nerve;
- metabolic disorders (when eating the wrong foods).
Oddly enough, but it is pain in the right temple that most often appears in the presence of hangover syndrome. In this case, the specialist can not apply. It is enough for a person to take a pharmaceutical remedy for a hangover, to make a cool compress or attach slices of fresh lemon to his temples.
In addition, the appearance of pain in the right temple can be caused by the constant consumption of foods that contain monosodium glutamate. Such harmful components can provoke pain in the right temporal region and, as a result, in the frontal lobes. In this case, it is recommended to exclude spicy foods and seasonings from the diet.
And if the pain in the left temple?
Often, people go to a neurologist with complaints of pain in the left temporal region. What factors can cause the appearance of pain in the area of the left temple? Experts identify several main reasons:
- violation of vascular tone;
- dental diseases;
- inflammation or infringement of the trigeminal nerve;
- maxillofacial inflammation;
- dependence on abrupt change of meteorological conditions (air temperature, atmospheric pressure);
- excessive strain on tendons or ligaments;
- the occurrence of tumor neoplasms, etc.
Self-medication is not recommended, especially when the pain is constant aching or acute. If headaches in the left temple are rare, then you can take any pharmacological substance belonging to the group of analgesics containing paracetamol.
Massage helps to cope with pain in the left temporal area. You can even use a special massage ball. However, when the pain is caused by the appearance of a neoplasm, the massage cannot be done completely. If the pain in the left temple did not disappear within one day, then by all means consult a neurologist.
When pain occurs extremely rarely, teas with mint, melissa, hunter, chamomile, coltsfoot, oregano will help to cope with it. You can make a small aromatherapy session, for example, breathe in oils of eucalyptus, lemon or mint. These aromatic oils are also allowed to rub into whiskey.
What foods can cause pain in the temples?
The pain in the temples can appear due to the use of so-called wrong products, in particular:
- spicy dishes;
- fast food;
- Chinese food products;
- chocolate (in some cases, its use can increase the pain in the temporal region).
As practice shows, there are many causes of headaches in the temples. It can be of a different nature and manifest itself under the influence of heterogeneous factors. If the pain in the temples does not pass during the day, then it is best not to hesitate and seek help from a specialist. Be healthy!