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How do medications treat glossopharyngeal neuralgia?

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is often treated using medication. Anticonvulsants, like carbamazepine and phenytoin, can be used to help stabilize activity in damaged nerves, while antidepressants can be used to provide pain relief. In the event that neither of these medications is effective, you can try numbing the pain through a local anesthetic. Treatment does not work in every case.

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What are the treatment options for glossopharyngeal neuralgia?
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What are the symptoms of glossopharyngeal neuralgia?
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Can glossopharyngeal neuralgia be prevented?
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Is there a cure for glossopharyngeal neuralgia?
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