Headache Types

Headache Types

Temporal Arteritis

LOCATION AND SYMPTOMS

A burning or boring pain caused by inflammation of the blood vessels in the scalp, particularly the arteries in the temple. Pain is often around jaw muscles when chewing. May be accompanied by redness, swelling, and tenderness of the arteries in the scalp. Generally affects people over 55.

PRECIPITATING FACTORS

Unknown.

TREATMENT / PREVENTION

Early diagnosis and treatment with steroids essential, as may lead to blindness.

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