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How do I care for someone with glossopharyngeal neuralgia?

There may not be much you can do for someone with glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Your main responsibility will be making sure they stick to their treatment plan and to communicate with their doctor if they are unable to do so themselves. Keep in mind that the pain caused by glossopharyngeal neuralgia can be excruciating, and people who suffer from the condition often live in fear of an oncoming attack.

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Can glossopharyngeal neuralgia be prevented?
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You cannot prevent glossopharyngeal neuralgia. The cause cannot always be determined. Even when it c...
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What are the symptoms of glossopharyngeal neuralgia?
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The main symptom of glossopharyngeal neuralgia is severe pain occurring in your throat, tongue, or e...
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What causes glossopharyngeal neuralgia?
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Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is caused by an improperly functioning glossopharyngeal nerve. The reason...
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How does glossopharyngeal neuralgia affect the body?
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The affect of glossopharyngeal neuralgia on the body depends on what is causing the condition. Often...
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