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What causes nerve sensitivity on the right side of the face?

What would cause nerve sensitivity on the right side of my face/scalp area? I ve had it for a few days and wonder if I may be bit by a spider over-night. I don t see evidence of swelling, redness, etc. I don t have any other symptoms...Seems strange...
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Your symptoms seem to be related to trigeminal neuralgia.
Some suggestions about the treatment are:
-use anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen 400 mg 3 times a day
-a cold pack or ice application can help
-also topical painkillers can help
-take vitamin b 12 supplements
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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