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Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Postnasal drip: Postnasal drip, or mucous draining down from your sinuses, will not cause numbness unless perhaps you used a nasal spray that has some numbing medicine in it. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I've had anxiety attack for the past few days. It caused left chest/arms numbness, felt something in my throat and light-headedness. Are these normal?

I've had anxiety attack for the past few days. It caused left chest/arms numbness, felt something in my throat and light-headedness. Are these normal?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. See doctor first to identify health issues ...Read more

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My throat has been numb for a week and a half what can cause this?

My throat has been numb for a week and a half what can cause this?

Well,....: most commonly, an infection affecting your throat and causing the numbness. Less likely would be a possible nerve issue or ischemic event that only affected your throat, causing numbness, etc. See the Dr. and get an exam and the most likely cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whenever i drink liquid i feel like it is going down throat too fast and feels numb on one side of throat. What could cause this?

Whenever i drink liquid i feel like it is going down throat too fast and feels numb on one side of throat. What could cause this?

Not sure: Swallowing is a complex function crossing nerve boundaries and organs. Most likely, it is a sensation not associated with a functional problem. However, it could represent a functional problem of the swallowing mechanism. The best test to look at this is a x-ray study of your swallowing mechanism. This is called a barium swallow. ...Read more

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What would cause my throat to feel numb and as if it were swelling while not being able to start the action of swallowing off an on. Just started last night and only happened a few times but feeling it again.

What would cause my throat to feel numb and as if it were swelling while not being able to start the action of swallowing off an on. Just started last night and only happened a few times but feeling it again.

Hello. : Hello. There is not a lot of information to go on here. I cannot diagnose your condition. These symptoms might be consistent with anxiety. There may be a "lump" in the throat sensation, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth etc if the cause is anxiety. You could be experiencing an allergic reaction. Have you just started using a new medication, new food, new mouth wash, etc? Are you using throat lozenges with benzocaine? What is of the most concern here is that it feels to you as if your throat is swelling. If the throat swells significantly, it can interfere with your ability to breath. Since, you wrote in this questions 12 minutes ago, it may still be occuring. Because of possible throat swelling, the prudent thing to do is to get this checked out at the er. If you are having difficulty breathing - please call 911. ...Read more

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What can cause: numb and tingling extremities + feeling like a lump in your throat + tingling in the head?

What can cause: numb and tingling extremities + feeling like a lump in your throat + tingling in the head?

Anxiety: These symptoms are characteristic of an acute anxiety reaction or hyperventilation syndrome. The symptoms are caused by blowing off too much carbon dioxide and can be reversed by rebreathing the exhaled air from a paper bag which replenishes some of the carbon dioxide. If you're experiencing these reactions often, stress management therapy would be helpful. ...Read more

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Neck tongue syndrome?Have upper left neck pain when i move it. It cause head pain and my tongue feels numb/weird feeling. Throat tired. What can I do?

Neck tongue syndrome?Have upper left neck pain when i move it. It cause head pain and my tongue feels numb/weird feeling. Throat tired. What can I do?

Research: There are conditions with similar symptoms that can be diagnosed with an appropriate work-up. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/neurology/neck-tongue-syndrome/show/430603 has some interesting discussions that might be helpful for you to understand before consulting with your primary care physician and beyond, possibly to a neurologist. You need to be well versed in this but avoid firm self-diagnosis. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more