One of the symptoms most often complained by patients is a headache. There are so many things that can cause headaches – starting from lack of sleep, stress, tired eyes, too much activity, lack of blood, collisions, and also infection.
Infection ranging from mild to severe, both can cause complaints headaches.
The following are three infectious diseases that can cause headaches:
Influenza virus infection or better known as flu, often accompanied by headaches. This viral infection can directly or indirectly cause headaches.
These headaches can also be related to an increase in body temperature, the production of interferon (a protein produced by the immune system), and other components of the body’s defense system against infection-causing viruses.
Complaints generated are usually not heavy and feels like someone is tying the head tightly.
Infection in the sinus cavity can be caused by viruses and also by bacteria. Infection in sinusitis causes excessive mucus production, thus clogging the sinus cavity.
This excessive mucus buildup is accompanied by a process of inflammation that continues to occur which then makes the headache increasingly become. In sinusitis, headaches that occur are usually felt around the forehead, cheeks and can also be felt throughout the head.
If not treated properly, sinusitis can become more severe and interfere with daily activities.
Meningitis is inflammation that occurs in the lining of the brain and is often caused by a viral, fungal or bacterial infection. This infection usually occurs in people whose immune systems cannot function normally (immunodeficient) such as infants and people with HIV / AIDS.
What you need to know is that this disease is very dangerous and has the potential to cause death. For people with HIV / AIDS, meningitis caused by fungus is more common. Cryptococcus is the most common cause of infection in the lining of the brain.
The most common symptoms are headaches, fever, neck pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness, and being more sensitive to light.
If you experience headaches, try to identify whether there are any causes outside the infection that are causing your headaches to appear. If it is not due to a viral infection, headaches can be relieved by adequate rest and use of pain medication.