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Severe facial pain on airplane while landing. What do I do?

Severe facial pain on airplane while landing. What do I do?

Sinus pressure: The added air pressure which occurs as a plane descends causes "squeeze" on air spaces such as sinuses and middle ears. "equalizing" (eg: holding your nose and pressurizing, or popping, your ears) early and often during descent is the key. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Facial Pain (Definition)

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


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I have severe facial pain in jaw and surrounding area?

I have severe facial pain in jaw and surrounding area?

Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon for diagnosis. If a TMj problem, as for a referral to a TMJ exprt. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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My left nostril gets so dried out that it causes horrible facial pain which triggers a severe headache. And over-the-counter meds don't help. ?

Saline irrigation: Try irrigating your nose with sterile saline daily. Applying a topical moisturizer nasal gel may help as well. This is at time complication from nasal turbinate reduction surgery to reduce the nasal obstruction. ...Read more

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Is it normal to severe facial pain around the eyebrow, cheek, jaw & neck with Preseptal Cellulitis?

Ans: Well first of all I would assume you are on an antibiotic ? Now you could have a lot of swelling from the infection. If you do this could cause the facial pain you experience. But as you take the antibiotic thus should resolve. Stay in close contact with your doctor until this infection is resolved ...Read more

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Severe facial pain for 4 mos, diagnosis of sinus probs & toothache. Currently have severe facial swelling. Could this be trigeminal neuralgia?

Dangerous condition: Severe facial swelling is not found with trigeminal neuralgia. This is likely caused by an infected (abcessed) tooth. Infection in the head and neck region is a serious condition. You should seek medical/dental care immediately. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe facial pain and facial twitching & ear pain for sinus issues? It hurts so bad I can barely sleep!

Is it normal to have severe facial pain and facial twitching & ear pain for sinus issues? It hurts so bad I can barely sleep!

ENT Evaluation And: I will suggest you consult a ENT Specialist to get your Sinus issues treated appropriately since you have severe facial pains It may be from the sinusitis or there is possibility of Trgeminal Nuralgia depending on what part of face is painful. Can only be diagnosed after taking detailed History and Physical Exam and if indicated imaging and other teasts ...Read more

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My doctor told me that "trigeminal neuralgia is a severe spastic, lancinating facial pain due to a disorder of the 5th cranial nerve." What does this mean?

My doctor told me that "trigeminal neuralgia is a severe spastic, lancinating facial pain due to a disorder of the 5th cranial nerve." What does this mean?

It's dictionary time: Clearly you haven't bothered to look up the meanings of the terms used. "Trigeminal" refers to the 5th cranial nerve; "neur + algia" = nerve + pain; lancinating = stabbing. You can figure this out. Look up trigeminal neuralgia. Definitely look at pictures. This is not beyond your comprehension. You're not doing yourself any favors by wanting it spoon-fed to you. Self-education is empowering. ...Read more

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I woke up with severe facial pain. MD said atrial fib in my sleep. Given Metoprolol but the pain is still severe. I am prone to bleeding. What can I?

I woke up with severe facial pain. MD said  atrial fib in my sleep. Given Metoprolol but the pain is still severe. I am prone to bleeding. What can I?

Miscommunication : Atrial fib, while a potentially serious issue if left untreated, should not cause pain. I think there was a miscommunication between you and your doctor regarding the cause of your facial pain. Neuralgia can result from many things, but not atrial fib. ...Read more

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