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Can facial neuralgia be treated at home?

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Facial neuralgia can be treated at home with medications; however, these medications must first be prescribed by a practicing medical doctor after an examination, reports the University of California, San Francisco Department of Neurological Surgery. In some cases, it is also necessary to treat the condition with surgery and this surgery cannot be treated at home.

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Can facial neuralgia be treated at home?
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Facial neuralgia is also referred to as "trigeminal neuralgia" and "tic doulourex" reports the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery. It is a painful condition that involves spams in the facial nerves throughout the jaw, gums, forehead, around the eyes and in other areas of the face, reports WebMD. It is caused most often when a blood vessel puts pressure on one of the nerves that surrounds the brain stem.

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