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A 27-year-old male asked:

Can peripheral neuropathy cause numbness feeling in head and ears as well? i heard it was just a feet and arm thing...having a slight numb feeling in head and ears

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: There are cranial nerves that can cause neuropathic pain head and facial area.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Neuropathy unlikely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Aug 22, 2020

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