We would suggest you do see your GP as soon as possible to assess you as painful skin can indicate inflammation of the nerve pathway’s that control nerve impulses to the affected side of your face. This can be shingles if you have had chicken pox in the past, it may also be trigeminal neuralgia, postherpetic neuralgia or Bell’s Palsy. All require different treatments and medications so diagnosis is key to manage this pain and treating the underlying cause. Hopefully this will help you,
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