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Atypical Facial Pain

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Atypical facial pain usually occurs on one side of your face. The pain is often constant, and may be aching, burning, throbbing, or stabbing. The pain may be felt in your nose, eye, cheek, temple, and jaw. You may also have headaches.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • Your symptoms get worse, or you develop new symptoms.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Medicines:

  • Medicines such as antidepressants, antiseizure medicines, or muscle relaxers may be used to decrease pain.
  • Take your medicine as directed. Contact your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him of her if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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