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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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