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I have numbness in my nose and lip what could cause this?

I have numbness in my nose and lip what could cause this?

Not sure but it: Could be the onset of shingles affecting the trigeminal or facial nerve or a localized nerve inflammation. Follow up with ur dr if it worsens. Take care! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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What is the cause of numbness of the lips and nose?

What is the cause of numbness of the lips and nose?

See a neurologist: The sensory nerve supply to upper lip and nose comes from inferior orbital branch of maxillary nerve. Therefore a problem could be any where along its course. A neurologist can investigate the cause which may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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For going on 2 days now, I have had a strange sensation/numbness on the left side of my face by mainly lower lip & nose. What could be the cause?

For going on 2 days now, I have had a strange sensation/numbness on the left side of my face by mainly lower lip & nose. What could be the cause?

Trigeminal nerve: You have a problem with the 5th cranial nerve, which is called the trigeminal nerve. You're describing symptoms consistent with that -the middle branch of it in fact. You should call your doctor today and try to be seen. If you develop any rash in that area, you need to go to the ER now and ask for an Infectious Diseases doctor (someone who would know about shingles). Lyme or other causes possible ...Read more

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I have numbness on my right upper lip and right side of my nose only what could cause this?

I have numbness on my right upper lip and right side of my nose only what could cause this?

Facial nerve: compression, inflammation, or damage. Numbness only on one side of the nose and upper lip would result when only the buccal branch of the facial nerve is involved. Sleeping or performing activities with the head in an abnormal position can generate pressure and inflammation on the nerve. Other potential causes include Bell's palsy, shingles, stroke, and multiple sclerosis (MS). ...Read more

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Recently, I experienced numbness in upper lip to the nose.....as well as pain in the bridge of my nose...should I be concerned?

Recently, I experienced numbness in upper lip to the nose.....as well as pain in the bridge of my nose...should I be concerned?

Nonspecific: That symptom would be normal if you had someone trauma to the bridge of your nose, but isn't really specific for any other diagnosis. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a lore complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in upper right lip on and off since yesterday morning, lower nose also now becoming numb, what is the cause?

Numbness and tingling in upper right lip on and off since yesterday morning, lower nose also now becoming numb, what is the cause?

Trigeminal pain: This is a very specific nerve distribution. This can be ocular shingles, bad teeth, sinus or even central nervous system problem. You need tobe ssen immediately. ...Read more

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Will the numbness disappear in my left lip and side of nose once my eye swelling goes down?

Will the numbness disappear in my left lip and side of nose once my eye swelling goes down?

Very likely: These are extremely common in the early phases of recovery but I would discuss with your physician to exclude the possibility of nerve injury. ...Read more

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Experiencing right side upper lip numbness somewhat into nose, also ear ringing. Wondering if this is tooth related or something else?

Experiencing right side upper lip numbness somewhat into nose, also ear ringing. Wondering if this is tooth related or something else?

B12 deficiency: May cause neurological symptoms such as numbness and tingling in the lips or a ringing in the ears. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingly feeling in left side of face nose lips and eye also have rash hives all over body.?

Numbness and tingly feeling in left side of face nose lips and eye also have rash hives all over body.?

Viral?: This could be a viral infection!? Sometimes the very first episode with a herpes family virus may cause a similar picture! A doc soon while the rash is still there and get started on antiviral meds to minimize potentially persistent tingling sensation! ...Read more

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Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Max. Sinus disease: You describe dysfunction of the infraorbital nerve. It traverses the roof of the maxillary sinus to innervate the area you describe. Possible causes include tumor or chronic inflammation in maxillary sinus. See ENT specialist or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have damaged (contusion)my infraorbital nerve just under my eye. I have numbness in nose tip, lip & teeth how long to heal?

I have damaged (contusion)my infraorbital nerve just under my eye. I have numbness in nose tip, lip & teeth how long to heal?

Hard to say...: Really depends on the extent of the damage. You really should be examined by a physician (ENT) o determine the proper course of treatment. Failure to do so can result in your symptoms being permanent. Make the call. There are medications that can be prescribed to promote nerve healing. ...Read more

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Following an orbital fracture, I had numbness. It is better but when I press on the side of the nose, I feel tight above my lip. Should I worry?

Following an orbital fracture, I had numbness. It is better but when I press on the side of the nose, I feel tight above my lip. Should I worry?

See a facial surgeon: You should see a facial surgeon to determined that no important nerve have been injured and no lose fragment and the fracture have healed ...Read more

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Numbness-right-forehead, lip, arm. Difficulty walking, fatigue. All start mid day n get better with sleep. Right nose blocked, rt ear ringing twice for 1sec?

Numbness-right-forehead, lip, arm. Difficulty walking, fatigue. All start mid day n get better with sleep. Right nose blocked, rt ear ringing twice for 1sec?

Need more info: Do you have seasonal allergies? Any particular season your symptoms get worse? Is it a daily symptoms? Do you have migraine? Do you have history of recurrent sinusitis or ear infection? Are you over weight? Do you have sleep apnea, DM or neuropathy? Based on your answer you may need evaluation for seasonal allergies or migraine HA or sleep apnea or other conditions. See a DOC for complete physical ...Read more

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Can preganacy cause numbness in arm and side face also around lips and nose? Had MRI mra CT EEG all normal. Ob and neuro send me to eachother. Worried

Can preganacy cause numbness in arm and side face also around lips and nose? Had MRI mra CT EEG all normal. Ob and neuro send me to eachother. Worried

Being Pregnant: I would say that yes, this is normal. There is a lot more blood flowing in your arteries and heart and pregnancy is tough on the body. I remember my wife had several occasional odd symptoms like this. If both the neurologist and the OB have found nothing bad in their evaluations of you then breathe, relax and worry a bit less if you can. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get the feelings of a panick attack after they have happend etc numbness of lips and head?

Is it normal to get the feelings of a panick attack after they have happend etc numbness of lips and head?

Panic attacks: Often cause rapid breathing which changes the acid balance in your blood which causes nerves to act up - numbness, etc. However, panic attacks are not normal and you should see a mental health professional to help you conquer these. ...Read more

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Feeling numbness around my mouth and nose?

Feeling numbness around my mouth and nose?

Several possible: Causes: needs a proper exam with your primary care doctor to rule out some that could be serious and treatable. ...Read more

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What conditions that could lead to numbness and tingling in the nose and mouth?

What conditions that could lead to numbness and tingling in the nose and mouth?

Nose & mouth numb: Numbness and tingling in the nose and mouth are likely from something interfering with the nerve the provides sensation to the area. This can be from infection, swelling or irritation of the nerve. The nerve may be pinched or compressed by swelling in the adjacent area.
Please see you primary provider or ear nose and throat (otolaryngology) specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Symptoms are numbness around the nose and mouth and chest pains. Found that it could be linked to depression and paresthesia. Thoughts?

Symptoms are numbness around the nose and mouth and chest pains. Found that it could be linked to depression and paresthesia. Thoughts?

Dr. B is 100%: anxiety and depression generally are not immediately life threatening problems. Your heart is. You need to get your heart evaluated ASAP, you may not have a second chance. ...Read more

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I got a face injury, 3 days ago where my friend elbowed me in the face and I feel numbness in my nostril, face, lip and top teeth will I heal?

I got a face injury, 3 days ago where my friend elbowed me in the face and I feel numbness in my nostril, face, lip and top teeth will I heal?

Facial Injury: A blow to the face just below the eye causes some damage to the infraorbital nerve, which gives sensation to the upper lip, upper teeth, face, and nostril on the injured side. The crush injury rarely causes permanent numbness, and recovery of function is the rule, although it takes time. In the meantime, be careful with hot liquids and foods on that side. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in head neck pain like a tension headache sometimes earache and a numbness up from my nose to the top of my forhead. Any idea? I

Sharp pain in head neck pain like a tension headache sometimes earache and a numbness up from my nose to the top of my forhead. Any idea? I

Tension Type: The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles and other muscles pain as well as the pericranial muscles. The management of episodic and chronic TTH consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Hope it helps ...Read more

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New around mouth and nose goes numbish. Have had MRI mrv CT EEG bloodwork all normal lately for other facial numbness. Migriane, TMJ pregnancyanxiety?

New around mouth and nose goes numbish. Have had MRI mrv CT EEG bloodwork all normal lately for other facial numbness. Migriane, TMJ pregnancyanxiety?

Neurologist: Should see a neurologist. The numbness is a concern and may not even be tmj, but other underlying source of symptoms. ...Read more

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My lips, nose, and cheeks have been numb for a full day- what could be causing this?

My lips, nose, and cheeks have been numb for a full day- what could be causing this?

Need evaluation: You should see a doctor or go to the er if the symptoms are severe or associated with headache, change in vision, loss of sensation or weakness in other parts of the body. Sensation from the face is transmitted through branches of the trigeminal nerve, the fifth cranial nerve. Possible causes include metabolic like low calcium (typically causes numbness around the mouth), brain tumor and stroke. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause you to have numb lip and nose?

Unlikely: Unlikely from TMJ. Recommend see ENT doc for exam. ...Read more

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I'm recently getting over a bad cold, which of course I blew my nose a lot. Lastnight, randomly ; the right side of my top lip and nose r numb?????

I'm recently getting over a bad cold, which of course I blew my nose a lot. Lastnight, randomly ; the right side of my top lip and nose r numb?????

Sore nose and skin: I would suspect that it is raw and irritated, thus the skin sensation is abnormal and feels numb. If you are otherwise doing well, recovering from the cold, I would suggest waiting a few more days. If after 5-7 days the condition persists, then see a doctor. ...Read more

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