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what causes your tongue to go numb

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Allergic?: Allergies are a very common cause of tongue numbness. Food allergies will often cause tongue swelling or numbness. Beetroot can be found in many foo ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Allergic reaction : Beet root contains iron, foloc acid, vitamin c, b, a, magnesium. It is said to lower blood pressure and increase blood flow to the brain. As for cau ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Charmoy
36 years experience Dentistry
Interpretation : It certainly can however it depends on how your interpreting what your feeling on your tongue, tingling, taste etc.
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Dr. Victor Zeines
51 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Lichen planus is a long-lasting disease . The most common signs are white patches on the lining of your mouth. These don't usually hurt, but sometimes ... Read More
Dr. Steven Bender
35 years experience Dentistry
Yes: In some cases, patients will experience numbness in the oral cavity. It is recommended that you have the areas regularly evaluated by a dentist traine ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure about the: Numbness but taste actually comes from smell. Are you having allergy problems and possibly a lot of post nasal drip?
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Dr. Robert Byers
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Nose congestion ornerve damage: Medicines can cause that symptom is it on one side or both sides of the tongue? could be due to nasal congestion. Is it on just one side of the tong ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: evaluate this could be a nerve irritation,allergies or other problem.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
25 years experience Dentistry
Good question: There is no easy answer for this, as there is too little information available. Your tongue going numb and burning is not normal, and could have seve ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Tongue numbness: There are lots of possibilities including something as simple as a food allergy or sensitivity. If the numbness persists, first see your dentist who m ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Dicker
46 years experience Dentistry
numbness: A long standing numbness anywhere in the mouth if its long standing is not a good sign. Do not wait see an oral surgeon for evaluation asap. It co ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
18 years experience Neurosurgery
No: By "pinched nerve, " I am assuming you mean in the spine. The nerve providing sensation to the face and the multiple nerves that contribute to the ton ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Many possibilities: I can give you some ideas, but a doctor needs to see you and examine you and know more about your history. Possibilities: allergy or angioedema; yo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sudden change: Sudden neurological change in any body part is concerning for a TIA (mini stroke) or stroke. Could also be inflammation or compression along the nerve ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tongue: If numbness just started,and no other symptoms,there may be localized event,pressure on tongue,from biting or sleeping on side,sometimes middle ear in ... Read More
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