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Numbness In Cheek Area
Experiencing sporadic pain & constant numbness on the left side of my face. Started in my temple and eye and has spread to my left cheek, jaw & tongue?
More exams needed: Neuralgia is a condition that the nerve fibers are inflamed or infected with a viral condition that can cause numbness in your face. By your description it is the trigeminal nerve affected, that enervates that area of your face. I suggest you see a neurologyst for further testing and proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has swelling on the right side of her face in the cheek area and lip, no numbness or tingling .?
I woke up today with on and off numbness on my left cheek. Can you tell me why would that be happening?
Cheek numbness: The first order of business is an exam by a physician. On and off numbness can be an early sign of many things, some which are serious, some not. Multiple sclerosis often presents with "odd" sensory findings, or there may be pressure somewhere on the trigeminal nerve which ends up in your face. There are also tooth and jaw related things, less serious, but still requiring a complete exam. ...Read more
Cranial nerves: Focal numbness over the face involves the trigeminal nerve, and/or its divisions and branches. Assuming you have developed a sensory neuropathy, cause could be due to dental or sinus problem, but some cases are due to a viral inflammation. Ear, nose, and throat doctor, or a dentist might uncover the cause. ...Read more
Intermittent head numbness for the past week lasting 2 minutes. Now it is occuring down my left cheek and on the temple of my head any causes?
Head Numbness: Intermittent head numbness lasting 2 minutes may be caused by irritation of one of the cranial nerves. May be more serious if associated with headache or facial weakness. It would be a good idea to discuss this during an office visit with your PCP so you can be examined for additional findings. ...Read more
Comments: The anatomy involves trigeminal nerve, but the cause may be complex. There is a sensory trigeminal neuropathy which could do this, but one might consider problems in jaw or mouth as a provocateur. Some intracranial situations should be excluded via MRI. A neurologist or a dentist could be a starting point. ...Read more
If i ice the side of my cheek where the shot of novocain (procaine) was, will the numbness go away?
Tingling/numbness no pain on the right side of cheek/jaw it happened suddenly after shower what could it be?
Possible Zoster: I believe I just read a webcam conference on your case just a few moments ago and sent some thoughts back to the doctor who you consulted with as I agreed with his thinking. In my opinion this very well could be nothing in particular and resolve. Or it could be a very early presentation of a Zoster (Shingles) infection. I think other things he mentioned are a bit lower probablity. ...Read more