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What causes facial pain? 13 possible conditions

Facial pain is pain felt in any part of the face, including the mouth and eyes. Although it’s normally due to an injury or a headache, facial pain may also be the result of a serious medical condition. Most causes of facial pain are harmless.  Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)

A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is a common condition that affects 30 million people in the United States each year, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The infection occurs whe...

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2

Deviated Septum

A deviated septum may cause health complications such as difficulty breathing. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and more.

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3

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorders

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders are problems with the joints and muscles that connect the lower jaw to the skull on both sides of the head right below the ears that cause tenderness in the joint, facia...

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4

Salivary Gland Infections

A salivary gland infection occurs when a bacterial or viral infection affects your salivary gland or duct. The condition is called sialadenitis.

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5

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic condition that causes intense pain in all or part of the face. Read about other symptoms and treatment.

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6

Temporal Arteritis

Temporal arteritis occurs when the temporal arteries, which supply blood to the head and brain, become inflamed or damaged.

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7

Mumps

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus that passes from one person to another through saliva, nasal secretions, and close personal contact.

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8

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages your optic nerve. Learn what causes it.

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9

Multiple Sclerosis Overview

The things you've wanted to know about MS are all in one place. Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and lifestyle management.

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10

Acoustic Neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that grows on the nerve that connects your brain and your ear.

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11

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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12

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder tied to widespread pain in your muscles and bones, areas of tenderness, and fatigue. Learn about its symptoms, treatment, and more.

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13

Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism is a rare condition that occurs when the parathyroid glands in the neck don't produce enough parathyroid hormone (PTH).

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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