Trigeminal neuralgia is an uncommon yet potentially debilitating condition. Careful assessment is needed to differentiate it from conditions with overlapping symptoms. Pharmacotherapy, specifically anticonvulsants, is the first-line treatment, with surgery reserved for people who experience adverse or diminishing benefits from pharmacotherapy.
Procedural anxiety is increasingly common in children and can predict the severity of postoperative pain. Reframing communication and implementing distraction aids can help reduce a child’s anxiety before procedural care.
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