Facial pain

Also known as Pain over eye

The face is a central sense organ complex, normally on the ventral surface of the head for animals that have one.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of facial pain are bruise, chronic sinusitis, and tooth disorder. Other possible causes, such as tooth abscess, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with facial pain, 52% report having headache, 43% report having ear pain, and 40% report having peripheral edema.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with facial pain often receive x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, prothrombin time assay, suturing of wound, blood alcohol, culture wound, incision and drainage and diagnostic procedures on ear .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with facial pain include penicillin, lincomycin, acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine / codeine, desflurane, dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine, dactinomycin, bilberry extract, acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine, corticotropin (acthar), acetaminophen / caffeine / dihydrocodeine, benzoin topical, butenafine topical and tetanus immune globulin, human .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for facial pain include age 15-29 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
1.6x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
0.6x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.0x
Other
1.0x
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