This is Dr. David
it could be from vasculitis.
you might need to use warm compresses on it and NSAIDs to help decrease inflammation
you are right temporal arteritis is rare.
is vasculitis of the temporal artery different from temporal arteritis?
vasculitis is a more general inflammation of a vein.
you should get it examined by a doctor
and you might benefit from an ultrasound of the vein.
you can always get a artery biopsy of your temporal area to check for temporal arteritis.
ok, so this doesn't sound like an emergency?
not an emergency.
but do follow up with your GP doctor for evaluation
and try some cold compresses on the area
and advil or aleve and see if that helps.
I have taken asprin
make sure you have food in your stomach when you take aspirin
you don't want to take it on an empty stomach.
OK I will. Thanks for the advice.
you are welcome
best of luck to you
let me know if you have other questions.
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Finally - I had a neck massage the day this started, possibly related?
massage and rubbing of the area can cause redness and tenderness of the vein.
it was more lower in the neck to be honest, this vein is above the ear
any scalp massage?
many thanks for the time dr david
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