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My sister has had tingles on her face, numb tongue and burning feeling in her joints. What could be the cause?

My sister has had tingles on her face, numb tongue and burning feeling in her joints. What could be the cause?

Exam: She will need a comprehensive physical exam, blood work and a neurological evaluation. Please have her examined by a physician ASAP. ...Read more

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At night, when laying down, my tongue will go numb and have burning sensation for a few seconds then go away...What causes that?

At night, when laying down, my tongue will go numb and have burning sensation for a few seconds then go away...What causes that?

Good question: There is no easy answer for this, as there is too little information available. Your tongue going numb and burning is not normal, and could have several causes. Please see a dentist, oral surgeon, ENT (ear nose throat) physician and/or nurologist to have your tongue and associated tissues, including the nerves, examined. Only with the whole picture will someone be able to help you. ...Read more

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What would cause a burning tongue and lip and numb cheek?

What would cause a burning tongue and lip and numb cheek?

Most anything: This type of question is too complicated to answer in this type of forum. There could be any combination of causes depending on age, medications taken, allergies, physical ailments, etc. Please get yourself to a dentist or physician to have them try to solve this puzzle for you. ...Read more

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5 days ago I did wisdom teeth extraction my half tongue is swollen , numb,and trigly & feels like burning.. Is it signed of nerves damage or heal ??

5 days ago I did wisdom teeth extraction my half tongue is swollen , numb,and trigly & feels like burning.. 

Is it signed of nerves damage or heal ??

Re-evaluate: please return to the Dentist or (hopefully) Oral Surgeon specialist for reevaluation to asses cause and treatment. Important that you have follow-up care. ...Read more

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Took levemir 10mcg -first injection- felt numb, tingle, and burning over body in tongue, trouble concentrating and talking. T/2 Benadryl try again?

Took levemir 10mcg -first injection- felt numb, tingle, and burning over body in tongue, trouble concentrating and talking. T/2 Benadryl try again?

You will: Need to inform your treating physician asap. There is a possibility you may have side effects from levemir. If it is life threatening, you will need to go to the emergency room or call 911 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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I have burning numbness in tongue after wisdom teeth extraction., what do you recommend?

I have burning numbness in tongue after wisdom teeth extraction., what do you recommend?

Keep area clean: At this point, there is nothing to worry but to wait for it to heal. Keep the area clean to prevent bacterial superinfection. Most of the time, the numbness will significantly reduced and go away over time. Just wait patiently. You must trust your doctor since he/she is trying his/her best for you. Time frame may be six month to a year... ...Read more

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How to treat burning numbness in tongue after wisdom teeth extraction.?

How to treat burning numbness in tongue after wisdom teeth extraction.?

See your Surgeon: If you are experiencing a burning numbing sensation this means that in some way a nerve was involved and needs to be evaluated by your surgeon. Also don't delay as some of this problems become irreversible if you delay to long in seeking treatment. ...Read more