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Mild Face Pain Checker

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Your Mild Face Pain May Also be Known as:
Face a little painful
Face hurts a little
Face mildly painful
Face slightly painful
Mild face discomfort
Mild outer cheek discomfort
Mild outer cheek pain
Outer cheek a little painful
Outer cheek hurts a little

Top 4 Mild Face Pain Causes

  1. 1.Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic musculoskeletal syndrome caused by trigger points within muscle. Pressure on these points causes pain in the area around the point as well as in other body parts, a phenomenon known as referred pain.

    You should visit your primary care physician. This complex chronic condition is often treated with injections and physical therapy.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, spontaneous shoulder pain, pain in the back of the neck, shoulder blade pain, difficulty moving the shoulder
    Symptoms that always occur with myofascial pain syndrome:
    tender muscle knot
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is an immune disease in which gluten damages the small intestine. Avoid products containing gluten such as wheat, rye, & barley.

    Celiac disease is best managed by following a strict gluten-free diet. Consult with a doctor or dietician for support.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, stomach bloating, constipation, diarrhea
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Acute Viral Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus spaces behind the nose and cheeks. These spaces produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If the nose is swollen or if the mucus does not drain, this can block the sinuses and cause pain or infection.

    You can treat your symptoms at home using ibuprofen (for pain) and Tylenol (for a fever). Antibiotics for this diagnosis are not helpful because this is likely a viral infection.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, cough, sore throat, sinusitis symptoms, muscle aches
    Symptoms that always occur with acute viral sinusitis:
    sinusitis symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with acute viral sinusitis:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Cellulitis

    Facial cellulitis is a skin infection that typically comes from other parts of the face like the mouth or the sinuses and needs antibiotic treatment. Symptoms can be pain, redness, warmth and swelling of the affected area.

    You should seek care at your primary care physician or an urgent care within a day or two, to start antibiotic treatment and to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of your body.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, chills, facial redness, swollen face, face pain
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    facial redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Face Pain

  • Q.How long has your facial pain been going on?
  • Q.Is your facial pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Do you feel fullness or pressure in your face?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Mild Face Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild face pain have also experienced:

    • 22% Facial Redness
    • 11% Swollen Face
    • 11% Cough
  • People who have experienced mild face pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 40% Less Than a Week
    • 33% Less Than a Day
    • 13% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced mild face pain were most often matched with:

    • 40% Myofascial Pain Syndrome
    • 20% Celiac Disease
    • 20% Acute Viral Sinusitis

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