Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
121 Doctors are Online

What causes severe pain below the nostril?

Feb 2018
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General Surgeon
Practicing since : 1984
Answered : 15997 Questions
I've had intermittent pain just below the right nostril down to lip in an region no larger than a quarter. Sometimes the pain is sharp at other times it a dull ache or even a throbbing pain. 5 minutes later no pain & 10 minutes after that the pain returns. My GP treated me for sinusitis, with little or no relief. This last Monday my dentist did a root canal on the tooth next to the incisor, but again no relief. I've read about trigeminal nuralgia as I'm a healthy 62 yr old male & I read this is the age which this condition manefests itself. I have had sinus issues throughout my life back to having a tonsilectomy-adnoidectomy at age 7. Any other ideas?
Posted Sun, 17 Aug 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
CT scan ENT opinion

Detailed Answer:
Read the whole history and your thinking of Trigeminal neuralgia. This condition can manifest at any age and it does not give so much pin-pointed pain, it is more widespread.

I would request you the following:
A consultation with an ENT Surgeon who on clinical examination can find whether there is a swelling or something at a spot you mentioned. He can also see if there is a possibility of a neuralgia, which in your case can be infra-orbitial neuralgia.

Another way to confirm is to have a CT scan of this area and sinuses to now the present position and to see that there is no small lesion something like a naso-labial cyst or affection of the bone/ root of the tooth /teeth, or a infected cyst.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor