Fothergill disease is a condition that makes one side of the face seem as though it has received an electric shock in terms of pain. The trigeminal nerve, which transmits feeling from your face to your brain, is impacted by this chronic pain syndrome. Fothergill disease patients may experience agonizing pain when even minor facial stimulation, such as tooth brushing or applying makeup, occurs.
At first, you can encounter brief, mild attacks. But it can worsen and lead to longer, more regular episodes of excruciating pain. Fothergill disease is more prevalent in women than in males, and it tends to strike adults over the age of 50.
Fothergill disease does not automatically guarantee a life of suffering due to the diversity of treatments available. Fothergill disease is typically successfully treated by doctors using drugs, injections, or surgery.
1. It is unclear what causes Fothergill illness exactly.
2. The trigeminal nerve is pressed against by a blood artery near the base of the brain in the majority of cases, which causes the condition.
3. The nerve may be harmed by the compression, which could also result in excessive neurological activity.
4. It is unclear why a blood artery ends up pushing against the trigeminal nerve.
1. It occurs more frequently in women than in men (1.74:1) and is most prevalent in people between the ages of 50 and 69.
2. Important risk factors for Fothergill disease include hypertension, arteriosclerotic vascular abnormalities, aging, individual susceptibility, familial history, and race
Shooting or jabbing pain,Spontaneous attacks of pain,Attacks of pain lasting from a few seconds to several minutes,Pain that occurs with facial spasms
Double vision,Jaw weakness,Loss of corneal reflex,Dysesthesia (troublesome numbness), and very rarely anesthesia dolorosa