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why is half of my face numb

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oren Lerman
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
It shouldn't be: Your face should not be numb. You should be examined by a physician and worked up for this symptom.
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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OMG Fibro!: FM is a odd disease that is embedded in your flesh and will cause almost any sign or symptom with no rhyme or reason. If you have been formally worked ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Numb face: May relate to Trigeminal nerve involvement, such as Neuropathy from excess alcohol, Diabetes, vitamin deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, MS, Trauma, M ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nonspecific: Nonspecific symptom. General or partial numbness. Constant or intermittent? See MD for evaluation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: An injury to the infraorbital nerve can occur with an injury and fracture of the anterior wall of maxillary bone. This would lead to numbness along t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very curious: Typical food allergies are not associated with numbness. Ingestion of aged cheeses can lead to headache. Alcohol can cause flushing. If avoidance ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not usually: Sinusitis and polyps should not cause facial numbness, and if there is such a combination, need to see neurologist and get this evaluated.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. A Daniel Pinheiro
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not sinus problem: That is not a typical finding of sinus disease. It could be something much more sinister such as multiple sclerosis. He should get evaluated and proba ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
FACE NUMB+ SPEECH: How long have these problems been with you? You should see your primary care physician who might recommend you to a neurologist. Any diabetes? Any mig ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
One possibility: Is an allergic reaction to something you've been exposed to. Please go to your do for an answer.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Many reasons: Numbness (hypesthesia or hypoesthesia) refers to the lack of skin sensations (either partial or complete). Numbness usually signifies nerve dysfunctio ... Read More

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