I had surgery 3 months ago to remove a vagal schwannoma and some enlarged lymph nodes from in the left side of my neck. For the first two months I was completely numb from my earlobe to the bottom of my neck on the right side of the incision. This past month I've had some odd sensations, like itching but when I go to scratch I can't feel it and some tingling on and off.
But the worst is the stabbing pain that comes and goes. My doctor says this means it's healing... But what can I do in the meantime to ease the pain? I've tried ibuprofen and aspirin but neither helps. Is there a cream or anything, or a different OTC that might help?