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Tinnitus Headache - A Review

Tinnitus and headache could have sprouted from stress and could easily be taken cared of. What is hard to manage and may require further evaluation is tinnitus with temporal headache. This condition is affects the temporal bone, which is the organ responsible for hearing, and is located just on top of the ear in the skull. Knowing the causes and evaluating it may lead the patient to have the right treatment. There may be many factors that could lead to tinnitus headache but among those are discussed here and are divided into two – the primary factors and secondary factors.

Stress, continuous sleeplessness or insomnia, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and lumber puncture are the common and primary factors that could lead into a tinnitus headache. First, we will discuss the primary factor which is stress. Stress comes from the temporal bone, a part of the skull. There is nothing much to do to treat this cause but to relax and take a deep breath. Drinking plenty of water would help this condition. And though medications may be needed to be administered, some drugs may give an unhealthy effect. Insomnia could be treated just by getting right quantity of sleep.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage could be another factor of having tinnitus headache. This is a serious condition and considered to be life threatening. This happens when there is bleeding in the subarachnoid space in the brain. This could happen spontaneously, or could be coming from a cerebral aneurysm that ruptured, or from a serious head injury. This is a rare case having the ratio of just 1 out of 15,000 Americans. The lumber puncture is said to cause a tinnitus headache too. This is a collection of cerebrospinal fluid from the sac of the lumber. But this only occurs after 12 hours from which the process is completed.

Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a new study that tinnitus headache may have aroused from this condition. But this alone is the problem but this arises from another factor called Temporomandibular Join Disorder (TMJ). Some mechanisms in the jaw joint, which is located near the ear, may bring out an ear symptom. The muscles and tendrils get their nerve impulses from those that are joined to the jaw muscles, and sometimes, a bit of mistake in the analysis of the signals may cause alteration.

A progressive study of tinnitus in relation to a temporal headache is still on going. But another consideration of how a tinnitus headache may arise is from an ototoxic medication like the antibiotics, including Aminoglycosides, Vancomycin, and Erythromycin. The chemotherapy agents and quinine is also considered to be contributors to tinnitus headache, especially for the older people. Pain and discomfort may arise in the temporal structure in the skull due to the toxicity which is present in these drugs.

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