Q. What could be the possible reason for pain on my face?

Answered by
Dr. Mehak Agarwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 22, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 05, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am having pain in my right side of the face between the temple and cheekbone. I am getting a stabbing pain when I press there. I am also suffering from sinus and taking Sinarest and antibiotic. What can I do?

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Hi,

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Do you have a CT scan of your paranasal sinus (PNS)?

If you have sinusitis, then you have to continue antibiotic and decongestant for at least a week.

Also, you need to take a steroid nasal spray along with decongestant nose drop.

Chronic sinusitis has to be operated and acute can be cured with medicines.

The pain between your temple and cheek is a very vague symptom. This pain cannot be due to maxillary sinusitis.

Revert back with the report to an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist

Thank you doctor,

What could be the other reason for this kind of pain?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It can be a neuralgic pain or due to temporal arteritis. But, in the latter one, the pain will be more severe.

For further information consult an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist

Thank you doctor,

No, the pain is not very severe. What is the difference between neuralgic pain and temporal arteritis?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

The neuralgic pain is twitching type or sharp in nature.

  • Sinusitis pain is dull aching. It lasts for a long time and associated with nasal block and thick nasal discharge.
  • Temporal arteritis is severe pain associated with the eye symptoms.
  • We shall rule out sinusitis. I would like to know if you have got a CT scan PNS done. If not, then get it done and let me know the reports.

Revert back with the reports to an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist


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