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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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