Sharp Shooting Pain On The Right Side Of My Head

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Asked by kerri

Sharp Shooting Pain On The Right Side Of My Head

I have a sharp pain in the top right side of my head. The doctor says everything looks good, but that I should take acyclovir for the inflammation. Can anyone help?

Answer

Kerri,

I have to admit to being confused by the acyclovir. It's an antiviral medication, and nothing I can find on it indicates that it would be used for simple imflammation.

You didn't say how long these pains last. If they only last a few seconds, the could be ice pick headaches. You can find more information on this in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics. Of course, we can't diagnose; only your doctor can do that, but we can share this information with you.

If these pains continue, and your doctor doesn't have any answers, remember that there's nothing wrong with seeing a different doctor for a second opinion.

Teri

P.S. Here are some other links you might find helpful:

10 Tips for Avoiding Migraines This Summer

Types of Migraines and Headaches

Answered by Teri Robert