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Hello and welcome to JA. Dr Saleem here. Will be answering you shortly
Sorry to know that . Any recent blow to the head or fall that you could recall ? Do you have a history of headaches or migraine in the past ? For how long have you had this pain / soreness now ? Do you notice any boils or bumps there ?
Sorry to hear about it . Migraines can present with such symptoms where the nerves carrying sensations become too sensitive and even light touch can cause / worsen the pain . This is called allodynia which is one of the migraine symptoms .
In absence of any other causes like local trauma or inflammation e.g boils ,involving one half of the head seems quite suggestive of migraine . Acute attacks of migraine can last anywhere between 4-72 hours and can be accompanied with nausea , vomiting & visual symptoms .
It can be worsened by bright light or noise as well as by touch as in your case .
I would recommend you to take medications for this . This includes simple pain relief like tylenol or naproxen . If the attacks are too frequent then you might need to take prophylactic medications like propanolol or topiramate or dosulepin .
You can seek professional help from a neurologist to help you further on the diagnosis .
Let me know if you have any more queries.
I would recommend you to get it examined by your doctor to look for any signs of local inflammation . It should not be tender unless there is inflammation there . You mentioned before that it spreads tominvolve whole half of your head including ear and eye so it could be migraine if there is nothing remarkable at all on local examination .
Well burning feeling is more associated with herpes . Sometimes this can linger on even after the rash or lesions have subsided . It could be due to hair root infection called folliculitis . It depends on the cause really how long it may last . You should take an anti inflammatory and see if this helps it go away .
I am sorry i feel i cant quite figure it out . . Will opt out for another expert to help you on this .