Headache Basics - Paroxysmal Hemicrania
In the simplest of terms, paroxysmal hemicrania (PH) is a rare form of headache that usually begins in adulthood.
Characteristics of the pain of PH
- severe throbbing
- claw-like, or boring
- usually on one side of the face; in, around, or behind the eye
- occasionally reaching to the back of the neck
The pain of PH may be accompanied by:
- red and tearing eyes (lacrimation)
- a drooping or wollen eyelid on the affected side of the face
- nasal ongestion
- dull pain, soreness, or tenderness between attacks
Episodes of paroxysmal hemicrania typically occur from 5 to 40 times per day and...
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