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patient, aged 70 female in excellent health goes to bed regular

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patient, aged 70 female in excellent health goes to bed regular hour, 10:30 pm, wakes up about an hour later complaining of painful feeling in top of mouth, "a burning sensation". Non-smoker, no recreational drugs, no allergies, no alcohol. now in about 30th minute of pain. is taking shower hoping steam will help. [steve, husband]
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Welcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
I am Dr.Abid a Medical Internist and will help you out.
Painful feeling in top of mouth along with burning sensation highly suggestive of nerve pain ,it will be wise decision to take pain killer if available like Naproxen sodium or Ibuprofen .
She should take saline gargles and avoid cold drinks or any other remides that can stimulate nerve.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

followed advice, feeling better. Q: anything other than pain to monitor? [like pulse, blood pressure, temperature, etc]

Thanks for your follow up question....
In addition to pain check for numbness,swelling or deviation of mouth.
But hopefully she will recover.
Regards XXXXX XXXXX her good luck.
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