A 18-year-old female asked:
Hi, half of my face, the right side feels numb and it feels like i have bumps on my head. i went to my doctor and she says im just stressed because of everything in my life. i also have dental problems and my jaw hurts and i have headaches?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seifanswered
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Please continue to see your dentist and your doc. Medical conditions need to be ruled out or identified. You may be fixated on that part of your body and sensitive to feelings there. Consider a clinical psychologist as well. He/she can help w/anxiety disorder and health phobia if that is part of the issue. Peace and good health.
Reviewed Mar 22, 2021
Dr. Mark Fisheranswered
Neurology 31 years experience
This is just a guess, but my speculation is that this may be some kind of viral infection that’s affecting your skin and right trigeminal nerve (viral neuritis). If so, it will likely go away on its own. Your doc is half right: stress may have made you more susceptible to a viral infection, but the “stress” itself isn’t causing your symptoms. If it doesn’t go away, bug her till she pays attention.
Answered Mar 21, 2021
Last updated Mar 22, 2021
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