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What are the symptoms of neuropathic pain on the face? (Not neuralgia) but actual neuropathy.

What are the symptoms of neuropathic pain on the face? (Not neuralgia) but actual neuropathy.

Several choices: Symptoms of neuropathic pain are burning, shockilike, lightning bolt types of pain with radiating, SHARP, and sudden characteristics. If you'd like to talk about it go to my URL: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi and choose your method of contacting and we'll hash it out a bit. ...Read more

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For the last 3 days my boyfriend's face has turned scary pail, no other symptoms, what could it be?

For the last 3 days my boyfriend's face has turned scary pail, no other symptoms, what could it be?

Anemia, adverse rxn: The main causes could be anemia, adverse drug reaction (prescription or recreational), or sleep deprivation. Anemia is caused by either poor nutrition (very rare in the usa), a blood cancer, or a significant loss of blood. Many different drugs can cause this change; if this is the case recreational drugs should be stopped immediately, and if prescription, then your doctor needs to re-evaluate. ...Read more

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How ro relieve symptoms associated with sinusitis acute?

How ro relieve symptoms associated with sinusitis acute?

Bacteria vs. viral: Acute sinusitis is characterized by pus in the nose, significant post nasal drainage, pain and pressure in the face and pain between the eyes. You must differentiate this group of symptoms from a viral rhinitis (cold). Relief of symptoms are increased fluids, vitamin c, pain meds. But as always, you need a specific diagnosis. Patients use the term sinusitis very loosely. Get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of TMJ? And can TMJ cause one side of my face to flush and feel ho

What are the symptoms of TMJ? And can TMJ cause one side of my face to flush and feel ho

TMJ dysfunction: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some physical symptoms of bulimia (like on your face)?

Please tell me what are some physical symptoms of bulimia (like on your face)?

Usually None But: 1. Bilateral parotid enlargement 2. If they vomit-cavities, loss of enamel, gum disease, erosions on the lingual surface 3. Russell sign: callosities, scarring, and abrasions on the knuckles from inducing vomiting 4. Dry skin or acne, nail changes, and diffuse hair loss. ...Read more

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I've had the mumps only on one side of my face, is it possible for the other side to show symptoms right after the other has healed?

I've had the mumps only on one side of my face, is it possible for the other side to show symptoms right after the other has healed?

Confusing issue: The swelling of the salivary glands can be caused by the mumps virus and can involve more one side than the other.The illness runs its course and after resolution you don't see the other side infected weeks/months/years later. The first infection gives permanent immunity.However, you can have non-mumps infections in either set of glands and if bacterial they may recur. ...Read more

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What would cause a flushed face. No other symptoms. ?

What would cause a flushed face. No other symptoms. ?

Facial flushing: Facial flushing can be due to intense emtions, such as anger or embrassment. Too much alcohol, caffeine, medicaions, including niacin, can cause it too. Medical conditions such as emphysema, carcinoid syndrome and mastocytosis can do that to you. If it’s happening without any identifiable causes, it would be a good idea to get checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I am a school bus driver. I've been sick every month this year. Could the 2 be related or could I face a more serious problem? No other odd symptoms.

I am a school bus driver. I've been sick every month this year. Could the 2 be related or could I face a more serious problem? No other odd symptoms.

Sick in what way?: If you mean you've had colds or coughs every month it's probably related to the fact that as a school bus driver you are being exposed to lots of viruses. Many elementary teachers also become ill the first years they teach. But this is also a sign of weak immunity. A healthy diet (avoid sugar), quality multivitamin, Vit D & immune tonics like astragalus can help. See an integrative MD for advice. ...Read more