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My Tongue Numbness
Personal evaluation: A numb feeling in the mouth or tongue could have many possible causes, such as but not limited to an early sign of aphthous stomatitis, a dry mouth (xerostomia), from medications, hormonal changes, certain medical conditions, or allergies. See your dentist who may need to refer you to your physician for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Is cause known?: The answer to you question depends on why your tongue is numb - was it injured or did it occur spontaneously? If you did not have an injury or surgery which could potentially explain the tongue numbness, then it's more troublesome than a known cause. Either way, you need guidance from an oral surgeon to determine the cause (if no known injury), and possibly determine prognosis (future). ...Read more
Allergic?: Allergies are a very common cause of tongue numbness. Food allergies will often cause tongue swelling or numbness. Beetroot can be found in many foods, so be careful to read ingredients. Stay hydrated and ask your doctor if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good idea. Good luck and stay away from beets! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tongue numbness: The most common serious cause of tongue numbness, called Paresthesia, is nerve damage, which can affect any part of the body, including the tongue. The most common cause of nerve damage to the tongue are botched dental procedures like wisdom tooth extractions, root canals, or implants. Sometimes allergies to certain foods, or meds which might also have swelling or blisters. ...Read more
I've been experiencing a bit of numbness on tip of my tongue and lasts for few seconds.It started this week. What might be the problem?
Check needed: Numbness of tongue can come from many sources: 1) nerve damage--injured nerve from oral surgery or biting or burning. (can you think of any trauma?) 2) allergies (did you change toothpaste recently or ate unusual stuff?) 3) nutritional deficiency (how well do you eat?) 4) acid (pineapples? Acid reflux / gerd?) 5) others, like stroke or ms. See a doctor to rule out all of the above to be safe. ...Read more
I have an injury on the right side of my tongue which is causing partial numbness on same right side of yhe tongue, can it heal on its own or nerepair?
I have numbness on the tip of my tongue as if i burnt it. It hasbeen about 2 months now. It doesn't seem to get better or worse and it is slightly reddish. What should I do?
I have a numbness on the tip (but in side) of my tongue. It's not going away and it's made the tip go numb...?
Why do I feel a strange sensation of numbness in my tongue and palate all day? No recent surgeries or something
I have 2 pink bumps on the top of my tongue that are symmetrical on opposite sides of my tongue. They don't hurt and I don't have any pain/numbness.
See DDS first:
See your dentist to rule out any obvious dental pathology, if negative your primary care
MD may refer you to a neurologist for further investigation. ...Read more
Is it normal to have tingling/numbness feeling in tongue 18months post op? Tongue not numb but the sensation and feeling continue.
I have 2 pink bumps under my tongue that are symmetrical on opposite sides of my tongue. They don't hurt and I don't have any pain/numbness.
Salivary Ducts: They are most likely salivary ducts.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??
Angioedema: this can be critical. some antihypertensive medications can be associated it and some NSAIDs cause it too, I suggest you see an allergist for some blood work and if currently swollen, seek medical attention immediately. You need to have some test to check your type of angioedema, it is likely to be idiopathic. if the attacks are frequent, a daily antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) help ...Read more
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