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Atypical Facial Pain


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.


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 such as antidepressants, antiseizure medicines, or muscle relaxers may be used to decrease pain.
  • Take your medicine as directed. Call your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him 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.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.