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Numbness In Nose And Upper Lip
This is a bit strange but when I go out in cold weather my upper lip will go numb and purple. I also get numbness in the area between my nose and upper lip. What causes this?
Cold: Common normal reaction. Blood vessels contract (contrict) to preserve head=color change. ...Read more
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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
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
Experiencing right side upper lip numbness somewhat into nose, also ear ringing. Wondering if this is tooth related or something else?
Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?
I recently had to get a full upper plate. Now the area beneath my nose and upper lip is tingly and numb all of the time. Is this related?
Pressure on nerve?: Several possibilities. Most likely the denture is putting pressure on the nerve just under the incisive papilla. Alternate explanation is numbness from recent surgery or infection when the teeth were removed. Please don't try to find answers to problems over the internet. See the dentist who made you the denture to have this all evaluated and hopefully quickly and easily remedied. ...Read more
I was punched in the face 5 days ago & the swelling is going down but I am numb the entire one side of my nose and upper lip. How long will this last?
Hi I was punched on the right hand side of face on Saturday night nose bled a lot but my left hand side of nose and upper lip are still numb?
What causes tingling / numb upper lip and nose left side. Happens occasional y when I wake in the morning goes away after about 5 10 minutes.?
Neuritis: Atypical facial pain can come and go. Severe spasms can occur (tic douloureux) that are in the tri-geminal distribution. You describe v2 distribution. However, ear and sinus disease must be excluded. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
? Allergic Reaction: You may have had an allergic reaction to something you may have eaten. Did you eat anything that you have not eaten before? It is very important that you find out because if you eat that substance again the reaction may be worse. Also, is your tongue swelling and/or are you having difficulty breathing? If you are, you need to seek medical help immediately to reverse the symptoms of the reaction. ...Read more
The left side of my cheek, upper lip, and tip of nose is slightly numb and tingly. I've seen my primary, and waiting for specialist. What could it be?
Wrong question: In neurology, the 1sr question is WHERE, not what. In this case, "where" is the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve. THEN you go to "what" using the standard differential diagnostic algorithm: Vascular, neoplastic, compressive, inflammatory-infectious-autoimmune, nutritional, genetic, and/or metabolic-endocrine, and zebras. (Zebras are anything that doesn't fit in the other categories.) ...Read more
Hi got hit hard in the face- upper lip close to the nose - teeth felt a bit numb after and are a bit sore but ok otherwise. Do I need to be seen?
You are probably OK: But I recommend a visit to your dentist for xrays to establish a baseline for future reference. ...Read more
I have been experiencing numbness in my face, when this happens, my husband says while I am taking my upper lip does not move. Normal?
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
I have numbness in my lower lip just on the left side lasts for a few minutes. Sometimes travels to the upper lip, & chin?
Early stroke?!: Because of your age (61), the first concern is whether you are having TIAs, which are temporary small strokes in your brain. This can cause sudden unexplained numbness or weakness in any part of your body. It can be a sign of a larger stroke to come, so please, see a doctor right away, or go to the emergency room the next time you have this symptom! ...Read more
I have been suffering from sciatica this week and today I have had upper lip numbness/tingling on and off is it related to the sciatica?
No relationship: You have two very different and separate issues, and neither causes or affects the other. ...Read more
Over the pass few months I have been feeling random numbness on my face. Along with the numbness, my lip would swell. (Upper lip, bottom lip, a cheek?
My wife has numbness of her upper lip it come befor 2weeks ago for 3days then its back she looks at the mirror and find her lip shrink, isit dangerous?
Source of numbness?:
Do you have any idea why the lip is numb?
The answer to this question would help in determining if the condition is dangerous. ...Read more
Numbness and tingling in upper right lip on and off since yesterday morning, lower nose also now becoming numb, what is the cause?
After getting a pimple on upper lip line, I experience tingling sensation on upper lip and sometimes a bit of numbness. What are the causes?
I got bit by a dog & had stitches on my upper lip. Needed 2 lidocain injections to numb region. 7hours later, still numb. When should numbness go away?
Dog bite: Lidocaine typically wears off within a couple hours deent. The depending on a lot of factors. (+- epinephrine) etc. And sometimes docs will use bupivicaine or ropivicaine which has a longer duration. Still, 7 hours is a bit long for any agent. Its possible the trauma has severed some local nerve branches and you will be numb for weeks/months. The local swelling has to recede before assessment. ...Read more
Hello, please tell me why my grandmother gets numbness in the upper lip when she's wearing her denture? (upper jaw denture)
Needs adjustment.: Numbness most likely is from too much pressure on the tissue under the lip. A simple denture adjustment fixes that. A less likely possibility is an allergy to the material the denture is made of. A visit to the dentist will be needed to determine which cause it is and to take the proper steps ti remedy. ...Read more
I've woken up with a swollen upper lip three days in a row. I have a little numbness and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping. The swelling won't go away.
Get evaluated..: More information is needed on other symptoms associated in order to tell what is most likely going on. Also what meds are you taking, any new foods or exposures. It is also important to take a look at it and probably get labs if necessary. My advise is to get seen ASAP. If you are having trouble breathing go to the ED now. ...Read more
Should be investigat: You need to see a doctor. Mri of brain is advised. ...Read more
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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