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What are the symptoms of atypical neuralgia?

The main symptom of atypical neuralgia is a continuous pain in a side of the face, although some people experience pain on both sides. It is most frequently described as a burning or aching sensation and the pain is spread out over the side of the face (as opposed to the typical type of neuralgia, in which the pain is pointed and localized). The symptoms usually start to be frequent after the age of 50, but can occur at any age. Simple actions such as brushing your teeth can trigger more intense pain.

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