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Can You Get Trigeminal Neuralgia From Exposure To Shingles
The opposite is true: "There is one disease of the Jaws which seems in reality to have no connection with the Teeth, but of which the Teeth are generally suspected to be the cause. As simple pain demonstrates nothing, a Tooth is often suspected, is perhaps drawn out; but still the pain continues, with this difference however, that it now seems to be in the root of the next Tooth". John Hunter (1778). It is true today. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more
Herpetic Neuralgia: Post herpetic neuralgia is the term which describes severe pain (even if it is in the course of trigeminal nerve) following exposure to shingles. The nature of the pain in post-herpetic neuralgia is often similar to that of trigeminal neuralgia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have trigeminal neuralgia, had shingles recently, and now experiencing hand tremors in my right hand - I'm a 44 year old female. The only person I am aware of with Parkinson's is a cousin of my mothers. (Not sure how to describe relation to me). The h
Hand tremor: may have nothing to do with trigeminal neuralgia, shingle or Parkinson's disease. (There are many causes for a hand tremor) The best approach to sorting this all out is to consult with a /your neurologist. Hopefully the medication you are taking for the shingles and the trigeminal neuralgia are not contributing to or causing your tremor. If you have a specific question we can gladly address this ...Read more
No: Trigeminal neuralgia is a complicated condition affecting the trigeminal nerve. Although impact wisdom teeth can be located in close proximity to one branch of the trigeminal nerve, the two conditions are not directly related. Impacted wisdom teeth can however cause multiple symptoms through the head and neck region. See your local oral surgeon for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you develop trigeminal neuralgia suddenly? I'm in my 30's and since yesterday randomly get a sharp like jolt in the same spot-upper tooth area.
Yes: Yes. See your MD or oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more
EastWest Integrative: Medication management is the first line of treatment. 60-70% of patients will be controlled with medications. The medication is titrated to the point of pain control or the inability of the patient to tolerate the side effects. At this point I use acupuncture/acupressure to ameliorate side effects and tapper down medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bilateral trigeminal neuralgia and its been affecting my tonsils, throat and ears. Cant get any relief. any suggestions?
Bil Trigeminal Pain: What have you been treated with thus far? Tegretol? Trileptal? Gabapentin? These are all neuropathic (nerve pain) pain agents.There are several others available if you have exhausted the ones listed. Another option is a gasserian ganglion block (with glycerol or phenol) which targets trigeminal neuropathy. Experienced anesthesia pain doctor would need to perform this procedure. ...Read more
I have trigeminal neuralgia i'm on gabapentin and Dilantin . I was put on macronid for a bladder infection. How i'm get my shocks back.Iis it the mar?
Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) Dilanti: Sorry about my previous misunderstanding of your question. Dilantin levels have rarely been reported to be lowered by macrodantin, (nitrofurantoin) so you should have your Dilantin level rechecked to see if that is what is going on. Also, if that is the case, you will need it rechecked after stopping Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) because the Dilantin levels could go up again into a toxic range if you doctor had raised the dilantin. ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
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