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I've been feeling tingling off & on, both sides of my face near sideburns & ears. No numbness or anything. I do have anxiety. But I'm on pills.

I've been feeling tingling off & on, both sides of my face near sideburns & ears. No numbness or anything. I do have anxiety.  But I'm on pills.

Could be anxiety: Episodes of anxiety can cause hyperventilation, which can produce tingling sensations. So can a variety of medication side effects. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about your meds and whether these sensations could be due to your medicaition. If so, you could try a different drug, with fewer side effects. But talk with your doctor if these sensations continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I've had tingling and pain in my face for the last week! i thought it might be trigeminal neuralgia but it's on both sides, not just one! what to do?

I've had tingling and pain in my face for the last week! i thought it might be trigeminal neuralgia but it's on both sides, not just one! what to do?

See a neurologist: Trigeminal neuralgia rarely occurs bilaterally; when it does, it is usually secondary to multiple sclerosis. Trigeminal neuralgia tends to occur between after age 40. See orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and management. You also may see a neurologist ...Read more

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Cause of tingling sensation left side of face?

Cause of tingling sensation left side of face?

Trigeminal nerve: Sensations to the face are perceived via trigeminal nerve. Your complaint suggests left sided t. Nerve irritation. If persistent you may need imaging e.G MRI scan. ...Read more

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What does tingling down the side of the face mean?

What does tingling down the side of the face mean?

Many things: Basically this is caused other by irritation or compression of the nerves of the face or by something in your brain. Sometimes this is very simple and sometimes it is not. The exact pattern, association of other symptoms, risk factors and timing helps docs to figure it out. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in one side of the face that comes and goes?

What can cause tingling in one side of the face that comes and goes?

Several reasons: This could be due to several causes such as migraine with aura, or a transient ischemic attack which usually last minutes to hours. Occasionally, simple partial seizures affect the face only and last for just a few seconds to minutes. They more commonly involve other parts of the body as well. There are other less common causes (teeth or jaw-related). Check with your doctor for a neuro evaluation. ...Read more

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Expiencing strange tingling sensation left side of my face off and on for a couple weeks now. Should i be concerned?

Expiencing strange tingling sensation left side of my face off and on for a couple weeks now. Should i be concerned?

Unclear: Tingling on the face is definitely not caused by stroke, so you can be assured there. However, if this is a new symptom, and you dont have a history of migraines, you may want to get checked out by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Comments: The left trigeminal nerve provides sensation over the left face, but has three major divisions, and even more terminal branches. Without knowing more specifics, can only answer as above. Maybe, we can provide additional advice via concierge or InBox approach. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the left side of my head and face keeps tingling?

Depends: You need a neurologic examination. Transient symptoms can occur from cold exposure to facial nerves, but progressive or chronic nerve problems need testing to be sure. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get tingling down one side of my face and in my head can you tell me what this may be.?

Sometimes i get tingling down one side of my face and in my head can you tell me what this may be.?

Could be a few thing: Ranging from a pinched nerve to a virus or simply stress and anxiety. If you are having numbness and loss of muscle control with it, that could be the sign of a stroke though. ...Read more