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What triggers neuralgia?

Different types of neuralgia have different triggers. Commonly, triggers of trigeminal neuralgia involve your cheeks. Simple daily tasks like brushing your teeth, shaving, putting on make up or even eating are enough to cause excruciating pain. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is often triggered by actions involving your throat. Coughing, swallowing or simply talking may cause an episode. Triggers can be different for everyone, but identifying what yours are will help your doctor in choosing the right treatment plan.

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How is trigeminal neuralgia treated?
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Treatment options for trigeminal neuralgia include medications or surgeries.
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Is neuralgia life-threatening?
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Neuralgia itself is not a life-threatening condition. However, it is sometimes the result of a tumor...
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Is there a cure for neuralgia?
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If the cause of your neuralgia can be determined you may be able to fix it with surgery. For posther...
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Can neuralgia clear up without any treatment?
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It is possible for some types of neuralgia to clear up without any treatment but it isn't likely. In...
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