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Home Remedies For Facial Numbness
Many causes: The face is inervated by the trigeminal nerve. Numbness can be due to problem with this nerve such as injury, infection, multiple sclerosis, tumor or compression of the nerve. The nerve starts at the pons in the brain stem and courses through the skull base to the face. Problems along the nerve can cause numbness. See your dr. And get an exam and possibly an mri. ...Read more
Need more info: How long does it last, where exactly is it, are there other symptoms? Don't have enough info to make assessment. ...Read more
Facial numbness =: Hypesthesia or diminished sensation over an area of the face. ...Read more
Get it checked out: Get a good neuro exam. Then I suspect you'll be having an MRI study performed to exclude treatable conditions. The trigeminal nerve or one of its branches might be affected on the right side or you might have a white matter demyeling condition of the brain like ms. There are other possibi;ites but less likely in a 37 year old. ...Read more
What causes facial numbness on left side that subsides when lying down this has been happening for a year?
See a neurologist: I don't have an answer for you but this is most definitely not normal. See a neurologist asap. This could be a life threatening problem. ...Read more
I am 24. I have been experiencing facial numbness on the left side. It happens suddenly and lasts for several hours. Should I be concerned?
Facial numbness: Some times people mean facial "weakness" when they say numbness. If you are having weakness with facial drooping that is recurring, you may have a facial nerve pathology. You need to have a temporal bone scan such as an MRI to rule out such pathology. Do you have tingling of face? Is there a change in your hearing with those episodes? An ENT or a neurologist would be the best specialty to consult. ...Read more
Define numbness.: If by "numbness" you mean a tingling sensation on your face, yes, an allergic reaction can produce that sensation. If you mean actual numbness -- that you can't feel any sensation when you touch your face -- that's not allergies, and it's probably something significant, so you should see your doctor without delay. ...Read more
No: Nerve supply to the facial muscles are from 7 th cranial nerve, coming from side of the brain stem on either side, and the sensory supply is from 5th cranial nerve called trigeminal nerve which devides into 3 branches called opthalmic, maxillary and mandibular. The cervical roots form peripheral nerves called spinal nerve roots and the disc herniation at c6, C7 won't cause numbness face most times. ...Read more
Sometimes, a tooth infection that is located near a major nerve of the face can cause numbness to that region. This can also be the case of the wisdom tooth infection.
But numbness to the face can also be the result of other things too. It is advisable to have it checked by a professional. ...Read more
See neurologist: Facial numbness can be caused by many items, including dental and jaw issues, viral involvement of cranial nerves, issues at base of brain. Might consult with your dentist initially but if no answer, a neurologist can certainly help. Facial numbness is not usually the presenting sign of ms>. ...Read more
Yes: It's possible. But linking.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ask for referral: If your primary doctor did not find anything, and you are still experiencing symptoms, ask for a referral to a neurologist or head and neck surgeon (otolaryngologist) for examination. You may want to seek the additional evaluation independently, if your primary is unable to facilitate it for you. Good luck! ...Read more
Had mild facial numbness prior to diagnosis of b-12 deficiency. Awoke to severe facial numbness left side 1st time in months is it still due to b-12?
No: See a neurologist to explore other causes. ...Read more
When I stand up from a laying position I get facial numbness and tingling for about 3-4 minutes what could be causing this I haven't had any injuries?
I wear an apron every day around my neck at work. It may sound crazy but I feel like it's exacerbating something because I experience facial numbness almost exclusively at work. Any chance? Or just a coincidence?
Unlikely but...: ...it's possible, but not without other symptoms, and it depends on what you mean by "facial numbness". The nerves subserving sensation to the face (for the most part the trigeminal nerve) is huge, and the transmission of signals can go into the very high cervical spinal cord. But to get involvement of these fibers to get an impact on the face would mean impacting lots of other tissues. ...Read more
An aura: Yes, some type of seizures especialy, comlex partial seizures usually proceded by an aura which it can be a sensory symptom like facial numbness depends on the focus of the abnormal electrical discharge in the cerebral cortex, that usually will be in the parietal lobe, then it goes away when the seizure is over. ...Read more
Not likely: Not likely. The nerve that supplies sensation to the face is the trigeminal nerve. This is a cranial nerve that exits the skull base behind the eyes, so not related to any cervical nerve rootlets. It would be entirely abnormal to have numbness over the face from a pinched nerve in the neck. ...Read more
See a Neurologist: This is unusual after neck trauma. If it persists, a neuologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more