Headache Basics - Paroxysmal Hemicrania

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • 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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Published On: October 12, 2008