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I have extreme facial pain when I lightly touch the left side of my face. The pain travels through my jaw, behind my ear and to the lower portion of my head. Why is this happening?

I have extreme facial pain when I lightly touch the left side of my face. The pain travels through my jaw, behind my ear and to the lower portion of my head. Why is this happening?

Bell's palsy?: You need to see a Dr for evaluation, but it could be Bell's. It often does get better in a month or two. Comes from virus, can be treated but only goes dormant. read this: http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/bells-palsy-topic-overview and then see a Dr. to really be sure of cause. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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On/off head ear and neck pain for about a week.Pain in face and down back.No fever. Does this sound like sinus, wisdom tooth,ear/brain infection?

On/off head ear and neck pain for about a week.Pain in face and down back.No fever. Does this sound like sinus, wisdom tooth,ear/brain infection?

TMJ-TMD: 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 and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. ...Read more

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Can herpes type 1 on gums cause facial pain?

Can herpes type 1 on gums cause facial pain?

Probably not herpes: If it is an initial infection it might behave this way. But typical hsv1 is an isolated scab on the lip. If you have extensive gum disease you probably have something else. You need to seek professional help. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat facial pain that travels behind the ear and everywhere else?

What can I do to treat facial pain that travels behind the ear and everywhere else?

TMJ: Likely TMJ. Other TMJ symptoms include jaw clicking, chewing pain, limited oral opening If this is you, see TMJ expert. ...Read more

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Facial pain, headaches, ear pain,and behind ear pain?

Facial pain, headaches, ear pain,and behind ear pain?

See OFP specialist: Orofacial Pain specialists are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of orofacial pain, TMJ pain, jaw pain, facial pain, bruxism and TMJ disorders. Find a doctor close to where you live or work. ...Read more

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How should you treat facial pain from an ear infection?

How should you treat facial pain from an ear infection?

Treat the ear: If your facial pain is truly coming from an ear infection you must address the infection first. Please see your ENT specialist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the most common reason for chronic ear fullness, neck, head and facial pain? I have had this constantly for two years

What is the most common reason for chronic ear fullness, neck, head and facial pain?  I have  had this constantly for two years

Oral Facial Pain: There is no common reason for chronic pain symptoms you have. The two sources are primary pain etiology or what is called heterotropic pain referred from the source to where you experience the pain. The is a growing specialty in dentistry called orofacial pain that is well trained in the diagnosis and treatment of complex head and neck pain. This type of dentist can help you. ...Read more

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Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Find comfortable head positions. Try memory foam contour pillow to sleep on at night, light massage, warm applications, Ibuprofen or naproxen. If no relief, see doc. ...Read more

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Facial Pain (Definition)

Pain that is located in the face. For best results, see an oral surgeon ...Read more