Causes of pain in the forehead and eyes
Headache is the main and powerful signal that sends the affected organ to the host. This is the signal - SOS from our body, which urgently needs help. It can not be ignored, left unanswered. Do not tolerate, do not demolish, do not swallow with handfuls of analgesics. It is important to understand, to find out why there is cephalalgia. And only then act.
Soreness in the orbit and frontal area occurs after breakdowns and overwork. Many suffer from it towards evening. For a day eyes and visual centers get tired, brains boil from an overabundance of information and emotions. As a consequence, soreness appears with a characteristic localization.
Many diseases that have such a symptom have dangerous complications. All the reasons that contribute to the development of pain in the forehead and eye zone are collected in the main groups:
- cardiovascular pathology of the brain;
- infectious diseases;
- injury and trauma to the skull;
- an imbalance in the tonus of the muscles of the back muscles and the head.
- Diseases of the vessels of the head
Problems with the blood vessels of the head are found in very many people. Any defect, organic or functional, leads to a shortage of oxygen and nutrients to the brain tissue. There is a dysfunction in the work of the body, it begins to react with painful manifestations. Arterial hypertension is one of the vascular causes of cephalalgia. A sharp jump in pressure is accompanied by the appearance of soreness in the frontal part.
The headache of the frontal part and the eye due to infection with bacteria or viral pathogens are frequent manifestations. This effect on intoxication and inflammation.
-Common infectious diseases, frontal pain, as a manifestation
In acute respiratory infections, influenza, angina this symptom sharply disturbs the patient's state of health. With influenza, cephalgia often spreads to the forehead, while the patient has hyperthermia and muscle pain. When meningitis, severe cephalgia is accompanied by fever, vomiting, intoxication manifestations. The defeat of the maxillary sinus and frontal sinuses also occur against the background of strong painful sensations.
-Inflammation of the maxillary sinus: the cause of the frontal pain
With genyantritis, the process affects the inner membrane of the maxillary sinus. It often occurs with prolonged untreated rhinitis. To check up a genyantritis it is possible so - a head incline downwards. If soreness increases, there is a heaviness - a high probability of sinusitis.
-Frontal sinus inflamed, cephalgia appeared
Frontite - sinusitis with inflammation of the frontal cavity. Soreness manifests in the morning. After cleansing the sinuses, the pain passes for a while, but then resumes with renewed vigor. They are treated with vasoconstrictive, anesthetic drugs. Use antibiotics. Apply warming and inhalation.
Regardless of whether the patient has a slight concussion or a serious bruise, the main complaint will be soreness in the head, sometimes in the frontal lobe with spreading into the eye.
Dystonia, hypertension of cervical muscles and muscles of the head
Current occupations require a certain working posture. 60% of the adult population spend most of their time at the computer. They suffer from problems with muscle groups of the cervico-occipital region. As a consequence, frequent painful manifestations in the head. The blood vessels of the neck suffer, the spinal cord undergoes changes. Some people develop cervical osteochondrosis.
Migraines lead to unbearable pain. Among all the reasons, it takes the leading place. In another way, it is called hemicranium. It has a hereditary character. The weak sex suffers more often.
Soreness is localized on the right or left in the frontal region and the eye area. It is quite typical, it is rarely confused with anything. The attack occurs suddenly. Presses on the eye, sometimes affects the temple. Can shoot at the back of the head. But the most typical place of pain is the forehead and the eye on one side.
There are plenty of factors provoking an attack. But they can be sorted out by writing down in a diary, which preceded the appearance of pain. The most common causes of migraine:
- disturbances in sleep patterns - sleep or lack of rest at night;
- strong shocks - positive and negative;
- overexertion of the eyes;
- sharp odors;
- eating - citrus, sausages, chocolate, cheeses, coffee and alcohol;
- period before monthly;
- severe fatigue;
- hovering in front of the screen;
- radiation and emissions in the sun;
- full moon;
- weather change.
In young women, premenstrual headaches are manifested by soreness of the point localization - in the eye and in the forehead. It seems that the red-hot knitting needle is spinning in my head. Pain permeates the head from front to back. The appearance of this pain is associated with female hormones. The concentration of estrogen on the eve of menstruation decreases - a migraine appears. If a woman becomes pregnant - for 9 months she will forget about migraines. After the birth of the baby, remission may persist. But in 50% of cases it happens that the migraine returns. Constant lack of sleep, experience, and cephalgia are right there.
Pharmacists found that taking contraceptives with the maximum concentration of estrogen provokes migraine-like pain. Therefore, oral contraceptives are not desirable for the fairer sex, suffering from migraine with a prodromal aura.
What is most characteristic of migraine:
- this is a woman's disease. For 1 suffering man with migraine, there are 3 women;
- one side hurts;
- Sometimes pain migrates from one half to the other;
- it can begin at any time of the day or night;
- often has an aura. This may be a change in sensory perceptions of smell or taste;
- duration of an attack from 1 to 3 days. Sometimes especially heavy last up to 1 week.
- the pain peak occurs at the age of 35 to 40 years.
Cluster beam pains
A common pathology among men. They suffer 5 times more often than the weaker sex. The first attacks appear after 20 years. A sharp pulsating soreness surrounds the frontal zone, concentrating around the eye. At the same time, redness of the eyes, lachrymation occurs. Suddenness of appearance and sharpness are characteristic signs of the disease. It also passes sharply. It is sometimes confused with migraine, but they, in addition to general localization - the area of the forehead and eyes, there is nothing in common.
Why there is a cluster disease, scientists still understand. Aggressive factors provoking it:
- change of geographical area.
Nitrate food, as a cause - pain
We eat food, and they from the inside destroy our body. Specialists in nutritionists have long proven how important nutrition is in people's lives. Especially if everyone wants to be healthy. Food predilections ruin many, cause dependence, on which, there is no strength to refuse. Products that adversely affect the body and cause nitrate cephalgia:
- Hot Dog;
- smoked meat and fish products;
- vegetables and fruits with excess nitrate content;
- well water;
- canned vegetables, beans and peas.
The main cause of pain due to nitrates is oxygen starvation of the brain tissue. Nitrates are converted in the body into nitrites that bind to hemoglobin. It is blocked and can no longer transport oxygen.
Cefalgia when taking nitrate food - one of the main symptoms. It occurs after 1-2 hours. It covers the frontal part and is localized around the eye. May be accompanied by nausea, severe weakness.
A piercing unbearable pain wakes up the patient at 5-6 in the morning or in the middle of the night during a fast sleep phase. Scientists have proved its relationship with biological rhythms and serotonin levels. It affects mostly men, becoming for them an infernal test. To provocative triggers include:
- hard cheeses;
- alcohol and cigarettes;
- air travel
Symptoms are typical and typical - patients are concerned about the burning intolerable soreness in the eye. She can tap the temple. At the same time, the eye is hyperemic, tears flow, and the cheek is swollen. All manifestations are concentrated on one side. The attack lasts a quarter of an hour. The maximum duration is up to three hours.
Caution, Dangerous Diseases
Strong pains are accompanied by diseases that threaten life. They are manifested by severe painful attacks. The maximum peak of soreness can occur on the frontal lobe, concentrate in the orbital part. The slightest suspicion of any of these pathologies is an excuse to immediately consult a doctor. A neuropathologist will be able to understand the true cause of pain. Earlier treatment will reduce the risk of serious complications. Diseases accompanied by painful sensations in the forehead and representing a high risk:
- a brain tumor;
- arteritis temporal;
- Horton's syndrome.
Any intracranial pathology should be diagnosed and treated by a specialist in nerve diseases.
Pain in the forehead in childhood
Painful sensations in the frontal zone and near the eye appear in schoolchildren and students after training loads. Fatigue of visual organs, hypoxia, constant presence in one posture contribute to their appearance.
Active rest and relaxation distract from nervous shocks and have a health-improving effect. Fresh air, walks through the forest and in the park, fitness help them cope.
Often, pain in the forehead, near the eyes appear in adolescents after being in a bright sun. A strong sharp wind can easily cause an attack. Injury from getting a grain of sand, mote. Excessive dryness in the eyes - can also cause. Recommendations - wearing protective and sunglasses. Implementation of preventive measures.
Cephalgia in the frontal region, what can be done at home
If there are unpleasant painful feelings it is important to determine the cause. You can not postpone visiting a doctor for this. But when every minute of pain resembles an intolerable torture, you can try to follow simple and safe recommendations.
What can and should be done:
- ventilate the room;
- go to fresh air;
- Distract - to do this, turn off the computer, TV, make an easy walk;
- Take a warm bath with oregano and chamomile (but only if there is no fever and arterial crisis);
- Use lemon, this is a proven effective tool for spasms of the head vessels. Cork is put on the frontal place. From it you can make a gruel beforehand, wiping it on a fine rater. Such applications very well help children;
- make a compress from the etheric antitsefalgicheskogo oil. For this, a chamomile, lavender remedy is suitable;
- prepare an effective medicine from clay. Mix the powder with mint and liquid until the consistency of thick sour cream and apply on face. Lie down, having relaxed 20 minutes.
- massage the neck muscles and around the head;
- make acupressure by pressing on active places in the forehead area;
- drink a warm herbal infusion of chamomile with melissa, well-soothing drug collection helps;
- Fresh carrot juice has a soft analgesic effect.
Professional consultation of a neurologist should be a priority. The causes of pain in the forehead are very different, many extremely unfavorable. Any delay in a terrible diagnosis is highly undesirable. The constant independent reception of analgesics leads to a dead end - there is a dependence, similar to the narcotic. Tablets each time help less, the dose grows, the pain intensifies. All internal organs, heart and liver with kidneys suffer most from medication. Turning to a neurologist, you will learn a lot of solutions to this problem, so that cephalgia left the body for good.