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A 31-year-old member asked:

the left side of my face(eye, eyebrow, cheek, nose, lip and chin) have been itching for 2 weeks! itching is not satisfying, but painful! what's it?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See below: The trigeminal nerve's 3 branches provide sensation to the areas you describe as well as motor control of the jaw muscles. If you had a blistery rash, it might be shingles (which would have appeared sooner than 2 weeks). Trigeminal neuralgia usually affects older people but can be seen in younger. See a neurologist for definitive diagnosis & treatment (the sooner the better in order to get relief).
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Trigeminal Neuralgia: ...Or atypical facial pain. See a pain specialist. You may benefit from anti-seizure medication or tricyclic antidepressant.

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