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What causes pain in the jaw radiating down to the throat?

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar

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Posted on Wed, 7 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have had the shingles since January on the left side of mu skull and have been on gabapentin 600mg and topiramate100mg for the pain the last three weeks the pai has moved down along side of my jaw and down into my throat area what treatment can I get for this ?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Take treatment as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
You are suffering from post herpetic neuralgia.
The throat symptoms are not so common and require examination by an ENT specialist for any local cause.
Other drugs which can be added are carbamazepine or amitryptiline.
Gabapentin dose can be increased too if tolerated.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
do get back to me for further queries.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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