My mother has headaches frequently throughout the day. They come and go and are severe in onset. They last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and are located on the right side of her head. They are located behind her eye, behind her head (behind her ear) and come around under her jaw. Any idea what these could be sourced by? We were thinking they are due to allergies, but she has no relief when taking allergy medicine. She is 85 years old, has had periodic headaches in the past, but nothing this severe or consistent. Would appreciate your input on this. Thanks, Lee.
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