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What is glosso-pharyngeal neuralgia in multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Neuralgias, or nerve pains, are among the more common of the rare multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms. One type of nerve pain is called glosso-pharyngeal neuralgia. Resulting from damage to a cranial nerve, it is experienced as a severe pain in the tongue, throat, ear and/or tonsils. Episodes last from a few seconds to a few minutes. It may be triggered by chewing, laughing, swallowing, speaking or coughing.

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How is glossopharyngeal neuralgia diagnosed?
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The pain of glossopharyngeal neuralgia typically makes the condition easy to diagnose. If contact wi...
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What is glossopharyngeal neuralgia?
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Glossopharyngeal neuralgia involves a separate nerve that provides sensation to the inside of the ea...
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Should I see a doctor about my glossopharyngeal neuralgia symptoms?
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If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of glossopharyngeal neuralgia, it is a good idea to see...
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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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