Full Question: My mother in law, 87 years old, never had migraines has developed a symptom that makes me wonder. She says she has an extremely tender spot at the back of her head that burns and is very painful. She has been concerned and hurt enough to get a MRI and CT scan done, which isn't like her at all. I'm wondering if it could be a symptom of a migraine without the headache.
Teri told me there could be symptoms like that without the headache and that popped in my mind as soon as my MIL told me she was suffering terrible with this. I asked her if it felt like someone had pulled her hair really hard for a long time and she said yes. The MRI and CT scan showed absolutely nothing. Sounds like a nerve problem to me but remembering what Teri had said I wanted to ask the Clinician if it could be this. Thank you, Cynthia.
The question is an interesting one as elders sometimes will have head pain without headaches per se. Certainl...
Full Question: I just wanted to know if migraines can cause blind spots to enlargen, and cause gradual blindness.
The reason I ask Is because I find my blind spots getting bigger, and I really have not looked into this matter till now.
When I have had my chronic cluster migraines it took up to 2 and a half days before full vision came back. Can you please help? Carmen
Your question doesn't make your background very clear. What kind of blind spots are you talking about? Permanent blind spots in your field of vision?
During a Migraine, the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye) is increased. Over time, repeated Migraine attacks can, in some patients, damage the optic nerve, resulting in glaucoma. There is a form of glaucoma called low-tension glaucoma in which the optic nerve is damaged even though the intraocular pressure is usually within "normal" limits. Some glaucoma experts theorize that this form of glau...
Alternative Names Lice - head; Nits; Pediculosis capitis - head lice Treatment Lotions and shampoos containing 1% permethrin (Nix) often work well. They can be bought at the store without a prescription. If these do not work, a doctor can give you a prescription for stronger medicine. Such medicine should be used exactly as directed. To use the medicine shampoo, first rinse and dry the hair. Then apply the medicine to the hair and scalp. After 10 minutes, rinse it off. Check for lice and nits again in 8 to 12 hours. If the lice seem active, talk to your healthcare provider before retreating. Ask your health care provider if you need to treat those who shared a bed or clothing with the person that has had lice. An important part of treatment is removing the eggs (nits). Certain products make the nits easier to remove. Some dishwashing detergents can help dissolve the "glue" that makes the nits stick to the hair shaft. You can remove the eggs with a nit comb. Before doing this, rub olive oil in t...
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