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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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Ive been having sooring pain on one side of my face, started

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Ive been having sooring pain on one side of my face , started on Monday afternoon. Ive been taking co codamol and ibuprofen (alternative) but it doesnt work. At the moment i am in huge pain. at first started as a tootache, but the dentist said he can see anything wrong
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: I have a friend thats a gp and she said it sounds like neuralgia
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I only know that i have always been sensitive in that way , cant leave a window open. Is not the first time, but is the worse
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Sorry about my spelling , hard to concentrate with this pain
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Shooting pain now above my year , goes in my throat and tooth
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

Your symptoms do suggest trigeminal neuralgia. Following are the treatments suggested:

1) Carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine are the drugs of choice / first-line drugs.

2) Gabapentin

3) Lamotrigine (Lamictal)

4) Phenytoin

5) Baclofen

6) Adjunct treatments; mechanical, electrical (TENS), and thermal stimuli can modify pain. Self-adhesive bandages may also be used.

7) Lidocaine cream

8) Capsaicin cream.

9) Surgical procedures are occasionally needed if the above measures are not helpful.

TENS, Lidocaine cream/skin patch, and Capsaicin creams are available without the prescription.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.

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I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Can I get any of those medications over the counter?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

Unfortunately, all of these are by prescription;

1) Carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine

2) Gabapentin

3) Lamotrigine (Lamictal)

4) Phenytoin

5) Baclofen

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today! Thank you.

Stay blessed.