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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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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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?



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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