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My 18 year old son has a cold and is pretty congested. Last evening he was sitting on the couch and was coughing pretty hard when all of the sudden he complained of a painful headache around the circumference of his head but must painful in the back of his head. It lasted only a minute or so. He did not have dizziness or faint and resumed normal activities not long after. Today he is working and said he is feeling fine.My question is what could have caused it and is this something to be concerned about?Thank You
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Headache is very common during head and neck infection including the cold and sinuses. The way you describe, it was just a temporary reaction due to violent coughing and it subsided as expected. This is quite common and nothing to worry about. You can expect him to recover as usual within a week. In the mean time, he can take rest, drink adequate water, and use OTC meds as needed.

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