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A 38-year-old female asked:

What can cause electric shock-like sensations on my face?

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Dr. Elisabeth Goodall
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Trigeminal Neuralgia: This affliction can cause great grief for many of its sufferers. The facial nerves run in front of your ear, and when irritated they cause excruciating pain in the side of the face. We don't know all the different ways this nerve can be irritated or stimulated. It has been said that a brush of wind can cause the symptoms. The pain is described as lancinating but brief. Talk to your doctor about treatment options.

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Last updated Jun 11, 2019

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