The client has trigeminal neuralgia. What are some nursing interventions to help the client? Select all that apply.

 

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- Avoid triggers for the attacks.

- Give narcotic pain relievers.

- Administer Tegretol for pain.

- Have the client chew on the side of the pain.

- Assist in alcohol injection of the nerve.

Rationale

The client with trigeminal neuralgia should avoid triggers for the attacks and should be given Tegretol for the pain. Assist in alcohol injection of the nerve. Ice is not indicated and rarely are narcotics appropriate. The client should chew on the opposite side of the pain.

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