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Facial Pain Overview

What is facial pain?
A person with facial pain has discomfort in the face. Facial pain is usually caused by injuries, inflammation or infection.

What are the symptoms of facial pain?
Symptoms that occur with facial pain include a change in vision, dental pain, eye pain, eye redness, facial swelling, facial tenderness, fever, headache, jaw pain, nasal congestion, and runny nose.

How does the doctor treat facial pain?
The treatment of facial pain depends on the underlying cause. General treatment for facial pain may include cold compresses and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Some may require treatment with antibiotics and decongestants.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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