Headache with Fever

General or Other | General Practice | Headache with Fever (Symptom)


A headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. Serious causes of headaches are very rare. Most people with headaches can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax, and sometimes by taking medications. Sometimes, headaches may be accompanied by fever.


The headache and fever may be a symptom that can result from: influenza (seasonal flu), an infection or inflammation of the meninges, otitis media (middle ear infection), infection or inflammation of the middle ear, strep (throat infection), sinusitis (sinus infection), infection with streptococcus (strep throat bacteria). The bacteria may be responsible for strep throat, swine flu (H1N1 influenza) or viral infections.

In regard to headache causes can be found associated with muscle tension in the shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. These are called tension headaches. This may be related to stress, depression, anxiety, sustaining a head injury or head and neck in an abnormal position.