Download PDF. Evaluating this type of patient, he said, is a precarious balancing act made all the more challenging by a vast differential diagnosis, subjective symptoms, and conditions ranging from benign to life threatening. If overly cautious, you might send a patient to the ER, only to waste the time of your emergency medicine colleague and unnecessarily utilize health care dollars.
Trigeminal neuralgia is extreme pain and muscle spasms in the face. Attacks of intense, electric shock-like facial pain can occur without warning or be triggered by touching specific areas of the face. Although the exact cause of trigeminal neuralgia is not fully understood, a blood vessel is often found compressing the nerve.
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Facial pain is pain felt in any part of the face, including the mouth and eyes. Most causes of facial pain are harmless Read More.
The sinuses are air-filled spaces behind the bones of your face that open up into the nose cavity. They are lined with the same membrane as your nose. This is called the mucous membrane and it produces a slimy secretion called mucus to keep the nasal passageways moist and to trap dirt particles and bacteria.
Special Offers. Facial pain can be dull, intense, short-lived or chronic; on one side of your face or both. But one thing is for sure — if you suffer from facial pain, you want relief.
Nancy Hannafin makes a point of appreciating the little things in life: birds singing, flowers blooming, sun shining. But for a long time, crippling pain prevented her from enjoying those small pleasures. It wouldn't touch it.
Red flag symptoms in facial pain and possible causes. With advice on key questions to ask, investigations to conduct and when to refer. Allow the patient to describe their symptoms.