Headaches that require emergency attention!!!

Neck pain and fever

Severe headache is the most common symptom (87%) followed by neck stiffness 83%.The classic triad of diagnostic signs are: unable to flex the neck forwards onto the chest, sudden high fever (40 degrees C) and altered mental status. A headache accompanied by neck stiffness and fever could point to meningitis. Meningitis is caused by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord’s protective membranes. It can be deadly, so go to your nearest emergency center for medical attention.

Headache with Redness In One Eye

Although this combination of symptoms may not be life-threatening, it could be a form of acute glaucoma. It is characterized by rapid pressure buildup on the optic nerve. Head to the emergency room because it could lead to blindness if left untreated.

The worst headache ever

If you are having the worst headache you have ever had, you may have a ruptured aneurysm. This means that a blood vessel in the brain has torn and a part of the brain is being cut off from the blood supply. Go to an emergency center immediately.

Headache  with jaw pain and temple Pain

These symptoms are characteristic of temporal arteritis. This autoimmune condition involves inflammation of arteries and mostly occurs in older patients. Seek emergency medical assistance if you experience a combination of these symptoms.

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