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After whiplash in 09, i started getting tinitus right away along with these brain spells. Left side of tongue goes numb and my behaviour changes 24/7 ?

After whiplash in 09, i started getting tinitus right away along with these brain spells. Left side of tongue goes numb and my behaviour changes 24/7 ?

Behavior changes: Behavior changes may be due to post-concussive syndrome, i recommend you visit with a physician and make sure to mention what type of behavior changes you have as well as your other symptoms. It might actually help to have a friend/family member with you who may be able to describe the behavior changes better than yourself. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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Left side numb left side of mouth and tongue numb?

Left side numb left side of mouth and tongue numb?

Its called : Paresthesia. Is this something that just happened from earlier today? Did you have an extraction on the lower left? In any event, if this numbness persists more than a day, you should inform your treating dentist. Typical anesthetics last about 4 hours; some (marcaine) can even last 8-12 hours. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Please help! what is that cream that numbs your tongue/mouth for a little?

Please help! what is that cream that numbs your tongue/mouth for a little?

Benzocaine: There is a host of topical anesthetics for oral numbing. Orajel is a popular one but there are many others. Go to you your local pharmacy or supermarket and see what is available. What are you using it for and do you need to see a dentist? ...Read more

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What causes the tongue to be dry and painful and the mouth walls to be numb?

What causes the tongue to be dry and painful and the mouth walls to be numb?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Sjogrens syndrome is a likely explanation. You may consult this site for information:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sjogrens-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20353216 ...Read more

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Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy?

Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy?

Mouth numb: Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy? ANS Could be send more details. ...Read more

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Left side of my tongue feels slightly numb and inside left side of mouth also, it's been like it for over 30 hours now. Stroke?

Left side of my tongue feels slightly numb and inside left side of mouth also, it's been like it for over 30 hours now. Stroke?

Nerve dysfunction: you need seen right away, preferrably by a neurologist. You more than likely have a condition known as glossopharyngeal neuralgia, inflamation of the nerve providing sensation to the inside of your throat and tongue which is more than likely due to a virus. this is treatable. storke unlikely with symptoms this isolated, but need to rule it out. ...Read more

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I have suddenly developed numbness on the bottom of my tongue and on the soft tissue directly under it in my mouth. Is this something neurological?

I have suddenly developed numbness on the bottom of my tongue and on the soft tissue directly under it in my mouth. Is this something neurological?

See a dentist: There is a neurologic component to this, but i would recommend you see a dentist first to rule out any tooth/gingival infection. If everything seems normal, i.e. No infection, then i would recommend seeing an oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have sjogrens syndrome but lately my mouth has been extremely dry and my tongue feels numb, and my tongue hurts. My mouth tastes awful. What is it?

I have sjogrens syndrome but lately my mouth has been extremely dry and my tongue feels numb, and my tongue hurts. My mouth tastes awful. What is it?

Sjogrens syndrome: This appears to be a worsening of your Sjogrens condition. An otolaryngologist should evaluate and treat these symptoms. Discuss this with your rheumatologist,also. ...Read more

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Why is my mouth and tongue having numbness?

Why is my mouth and tongue having 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 more

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Right side of mouth drooped yesterday for about an hour, today got tingling and numbness on same side of face and tongue in past had this on left side?

Right side of mouth drooped yesterday for about an hour, today got tingling and numbness on same side of face and tongue in past had this on left side?

It could be: TIA, even though you are kind of young for this condition. If you are on birth control pills and smoke, these are risk factors. You should see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Painful burning tongue/mouth/hroat for months, w/sometimes numbness of tongue/lips. Drs. Have said only "burning mouth syndrome" - no solution. Help!?

Painful burning tongue/mouth/hroat for months, w/sometimes numbness of tongue/lips. Drs. Have said only "burning mouth syndrome" - no solution. Help!?

Causes: For bms are multifactorial - etiology can be medical (systemic) pharmaceutical, oral candidiasis and the list goes on. I would recommend being evaluated by an oral surgeon if your dentist hasn't been able to help. Ought also to consult with your physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My brother just had a filling at the dentist 2 days ago and injection to make his tongue and mouth numb the next day woke up sick today woke up puking?

My brother just had a filling at the dentist 2 days ago and injection to make his tongue and mouth numb the next day woke up sick today woke up puking?

Unrelated: Have you parent or guardian take him to a physician, or at least have him\her call for advice. I doubt the visit and treatment at the dentist is related to any treatment there. You're a good brother to be concerned and ask for help. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medication can I use to numb my whole mouth. Especially my tongue? Orajel, orasol, and benzocaine doesn't do the job.

What over-the-counter medication can I use to numb my whole mouth. Especially my tongue? Orajel, orasol, and benzocaine doesn't do the job.

Nothing: Nothing will numb your whole mouth. What reason could you possibly have to want to numb your whole mouth. Doesn't seem logical. ...Read more

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Any long term med for sleep not causing tiredness in day? lexapro (escitalopram) tired after waking mouth dry tongue numb am in recovery no longer on antipsychotics

Any long term med for sleep not causing tiredness in day? lexapro (escitalopram) tired after waking mouth dry tongue numb am in recovery no longer on antipsychotics

Most sleeper meds: have a hangover, with Trazodone being one of the worst. You describe morning side effects that are well-known from SSRI's and SSNRI's. Are you taking antipsychotic meds? These also have side effects. Who prescribes these? Visit this MD and tell him/her pronto. Recovery? (Not drinking or using drugs?) There are lots of things to try... ...Read more

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Ate chicken soup w carrots, celery, potato & rice. 5 min in, my mouth & tongue went numb. Allergy?

Ate chicken soup w carrots, celery, potato & rice. 5 min in, my mouth & tongue went numb. Allergy?

Possibly,: was it homemade or commercially processed? Many commercially processed soups contain preservatives and flavoring/coloring agents which you may be sensitive to but not a true allergy. Do some dective work, read the labels carefully and try a good homemade organic recipe. ...Read more

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What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

Lichen planus: Special gargles containing anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medication often help reduce symptoms. If this topical treatment is not helpful then a brief course of steroid pills will likely help. If this persists, make sure it gets a biopsy to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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coconut makes tongue numb/swell, mouth itch, and throat feels narrow. Plus feel hot. do the benefits outweigh risks for coconut oil? Safe if allergy?

coconut makes tongue numb/swell, mouth itch, and throat feels narrow. Plus feel hot. do the benefits outweigh risks for coconut oil? Safe if allergy?

Not Safe: If you are allergic, it is not safe. Have yourself tested, and if that is not possible, refrain from coming into contact with any coconut products until such time you can be tested. ...Read more

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Numbness whole face, Tongue, mouth, forehead, genetalia region. MRI of brain, cervical and thoracic were normal, LP was also normal?

Numbness whole face, Tongue, mouth, forehead, genetalia region. MRI of brain, cervical and thoracic were normal, LP was also normal?

Neurologist: I would make an appointment to see a neurologist if you did seek a second opinion there are many causes for numbness bout yours is diffuse so I would want to make sure there isn't some overall illness or nervous system condition at fault ...Read more

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I have body aches, sweating and chills, shortness of breath, hand and arm numbness and now blisters on my tongue and inside my mouth what's wrong?

I have body aches, sweating and chills,  shortness of breath, hand and arm numbness and now blisters on my tongue and inside my mouth what's wrong?

Please see Dr. ASAP: If they are not available, please go to the er. This combination of symptoms could be a number of things including viral infections, reaction to medications, etc. This needs to be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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I suffered minor neck injury on vacation from whiplash when I fell off a stand up paddle board. It made my TMJ worse. I went to ENT recently and was given mouth-guard and referral for physical therapy at kaiser. After returning from trip What led me to d

I suffered minor neck injury on vacation from whiplash when I fell off a stand up paddle board. It made my TMJ worse. I went to ENT recently and was given mouth-guard and referral for physical therapy at kaiser. After returning from trip

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TMJ is muscular: Many cases of TMJ involve a muscular component and need therapy for trigger points once activated. We find that the teeth must be disengaged and the temporomandibular joint protected from pressure at the same time. A dentist needs to be involved in your care. ...Read more

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Can partial numbness in the tongue be repaired?

Can partial numbness in the tongue be repaired?

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

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What does a numb patch on a tongue mean?

What does a numb patch on a tongue mean?

The tongue is: A muscle. Best to check with your dentist for an evaluation and more accurate diagnosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can lichen plantus cause numbness in my tongue?

Yes: In some cases, patients will experience numbness in the oral cavity. It is recommended that you have the areas regularly evaluated by a dentist trained in oral medicine. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your tongue starts to go numb?

One needs: To figure out why your tongue is going numb. There is no clear cut answer without an examination, review of your mdical history, medications etc it certainly is not normal and should be examined by your dentist or physician hope this helps. ...Read more

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Whiplash (Definition)

A term typically used to describe a hyperextension injury to the neck, often associated with a motor vehicle accident. It is not unusual for patients who have sustained a whiplash injury to not show clear radiologic signs of trauma. Whiplash symptoms may come from an injury to the posterior facet ...Read more