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Will polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) numb my lip?

Will polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) numb my lip?

No: There is no topical anesthetic in polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) so it will not cause any anesthetic effect. In other words, no numbness from the medicine. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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My lip was stinging, so I put some polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on it, but now my lip is numb and tingly. Should I be worried?

My lip was stinging, so I put some polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on it, but now my lip is numb and tingly. Should I be worried?

? COLD SORE: Tingling and burning may well be due to a viral cold sore. You should know very soon. Abreva works well for those.
Some other conditions will cause your symptoms to persist beyond a week or two, in which case you need to see your doctor please. ...Read more

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Why am my lips numb and tingly?? I've put Chapstick on all day and it feels the same? Help please?

Why am my lips numb and tingly?? I've put Chapstick on all day and it feels the same? Help please?

Lips dry or chapped?: Are you lips dry or chapped? If so, does the chap stick have any ingredients that u might be allergic to which may cause the tingling? ...Read more

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Why are my lips numb after my dental work?

Why are my lips numb after my dental work?

Vague: What dental work? Any injections? Any infections? Upper lip or low lip? One side or both sides? Speak to the dentist who treated you. ...Read more

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I keep getting these lightning strike like jolts in my head that pure make my lips numb. It doesn't hurt and isn't constant. What could it be?

I keep getting these lightning strike like jolts in my head that pure make my lips numb. It doesn't hurt and isn't constant. What could it be?

Myofacial pain: It could be a focal nerve problem like 'trigeminal neuralgia' or a pinched nerve, or a generalized myofacial pain syndrome. I recommend a neurologist to sort it out. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and hands and lips numb?

Why are my feet and hands and lips numb?

Lots of things.: Your symptoms can be the result of a variety of reasons. Anxiety as well as the warning of a migraine episode are both possibilities. The possibility of a more serious condition such as Guillain- Barre syndrome can present with similar symptoms. It might be best to discuss your symptoms with your family doctor for a thorough exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Shrimp allergy? Ate some & within minutes my lips were bright red my face red and a rash on cheeks also lips numb. Will it get worse, I rarely eat it?

Shrimp allergy? Ate some & within minutes my lips were bright red my face red and a rash on cheeks also lips numb. Will it get worse, I rarely eat it?

It's possible: It is possible that you could have developed a shrimp allergy later in life, although this is not common. The lip swelling/numbness and face flushing/rash seems to be a give-away, especially immediately after eating it. Of course, you could be responding to any other ingredient in the dish, as well. Take antihistamine now, as it could get worse. (your reaction in the future could worsen as well!). ...Read more

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Dizzy spells, twitching lips, numb fingers, what could be wrong?

Dizzy spells, twitching lips, numb fingers, what could be wrong?

Side effects?: Some times a combination of systemic medications may result is your symptoms, eg diamox (acetazolamide).
However, a full examination recommended by your internest or neurologists. ...Read more

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I use vaseline, but it doesn't go away, is it safe to put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on your lips?

I use vaseline, but it doesn't go away, is it safe to put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on your lips?

Sometimes: Using topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) in small quantities on a lip lesion that is or may become infected is usually safe, but ir is important to avoid licking it an minimize ingestion. Systemic antibiotics taken by mouth is probably preferable. See your doctor if healing does not occur. ...Read more

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My 9 month old has a cold sore on his top lip. Is it dangerous at this age like it is for a newborn? I covered it with a polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) patch.

My 9 month old has a cold sore on his top lip. Is it dangerous at this age like it is for a newborn? I covered it with a polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) patch.

Cold sore: If he has never had this before then I would suggest you get it checked out as nine month olds do not often get cold sores ...Read more

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Why do lips go numb?

Why do lips go numb?

Merits evaluation.: Although hyperventilation and low blood calcium level have been associated with peri-oral numbness, it could occur as a side-effect of a medication including an allergy or autoimmune reaction. This merits an evaluation by ones doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dry and numb lips?

Dry lips: Dry or chapped lips can be caused by lack of moisture to the lips. The condition can be worsened by the sun or the wind. ...Read more

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Causes of numbness and sweling of the lower lip?

Infection or trauma: Numbness and swelling can be a sign of infection. If you did not experience and trauma to your lip and you cannot explain it go to the dentist. See if there is a tooth that is infected. ...Read more

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What are causes of lip numbness/swelling?

What are causes of lip numbness/swelling?

Multiple causes: Allergies are probably most common, herpes infections, and last angioedema which often occurs with a trauma, ...Read more

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Numb upper lip, why?

Numb upper lip, why?

Unusual for full lip: Unusual to have both sides of the upper lip be numb as nerve supply does not cross midline. Sometimes a swollen lip can be numb from local causes or a lip can be numb after dental treatments where numbing medicine has been used. See your pcp or neurologist for assessment and care. ...Read more

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Numb spot on lip, what to do?

Try not to: Traumatize it and it should get better. If it does t improve, call your doctor for an evaluation. If you have any other neurological complaints, call your doctor and get evaluated for stroke. ...Read more

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Numb fingers snd lips during a flight?

Numb fingers snd lips during a flight?

Do you smoke: If so, your lungs may not be able to get enough Oxygen at altitude. The body is set up to affect the extremities (fingers, toes, etc) first allowing the usable Oxygen to remain in the central function areas of the body. Solution = Stop Smoking and let the body start the recovery of whatever it can. ...Read more

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Sudden numb lips, nausea, and light headedness?

Sudden numb lips, nausea, and light headedness?

Need more info.: With just this one line of symptoms, it is impossible to diagnose this reliably. One thought, though, is that these symptoms sometimes occur with hyperventilation. If your symptoms persist, I would consider seeing your doctor for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my lower lip and chin. Is there any remedy?

I have numbness in my lower lip and chin. Is there any remedy?

Anatomy suggests: A problem in the distribution of the mental nerve, which is a branch of the v-iii division of the trigeminal nerve. Cause could be of dental origin, but have seen problems over the naso-pharynx present in this fashion. Would start evaluation with your dentist, but later perhaps ENT if questions remain. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and pins and needles in the face and lips?

What causes numbness and pins and needles in the face and lips?

Hyperventilation: Breathing too much over a period of time can do this. Sometimes this is subtle. Try this test: breath as fast and deeply as you can for a full two minutes. If this reproduces your symptoms we are on to something. ...Read more

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What causes that "fat lip" feeling when you get numbed at the dentist?

What causes that "fat lip" feeling when you get numbed at the dentist?

Loss of feeling: When a tooth is numbed for treatment, the same nerve that gives feeling to the tooth gives feeling to other structures as well, such as your lip & tongue. When these other parts are numb they feel fat, . .. That is the numbness. All goes away when the numbness wears off. The lip never actually get fat or looks fat, just feels that way. ...Read more

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Why would just the middle of my bottom lip be numb, for a week now?

Lip numbness: Usuallly not serious. Did you notice any vesicles? See your medical doctor to see if any anti-viral medication is necessary. Take b-50 complex vitamis twice daily. ...Read more

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Why would you get ichty sores on your body and lip inflammation/ numbness?

Why would you get ichty sores on your body and lip inflammation/ numbness?

Allergic reactions: I recommend that you make an appointment with your md asap for a thorough examination. It sounds as though you are having an allergic reaction to something. Allergies that involve your lips and soft tissues in your mouth can, in fact, be part of a broader allergic reaction. Some allergies are to foods, metals, chemicals, household items, insect bites, etc. Get a proper diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more

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My lips and the top of the tongue is numb from alcohol, should I be concerned?

Numb tongue and lips: Numbness of any kind is not normal. You should check with your doctor, but I would assume this is a warning sign that you shouldn't drink alcohol. Or at least, you should not drink that particular type of alcohol. ...Read more

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My boyfrienf has two bumps on both sides of his lip and its numb what could it be?

Numb lips: This could very easily be a fungal infection. It often needs anti-fungal cream to heal. These are available over the counter. ...Read more

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My lips, nose, and cheeks have been numb for a full day- what could be causing this?

My lips, nose, and cheeks have been numb for a full day- what could be causing this?

Need evaluation: You should see a doctor or go to the er if the symptoms are severe or associated with headache, change in vision, loss of sensation or weakness in other parts of the body. Sensation from the face is transmitted through branches of the trigeminal nerve, the fifth cranial nerve. Possible causes include metabolic like low calcium (typically causes numbness around the mouth), brain tumor and stroke. ...Read more

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Why are my lips sometimes numb, and I sometimes feel numbness/pulling in my right temple?

Why are my lips sometimes numb, and I sometimes feel numbness/pulling in my right temple?

Hyperventilation?: Yor symptoms sound likely to be stress induced (hyperventilation syndrome) however if they persist or worsen you should seek medical advise. ...Read more

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If I had toothache, fever, headache and numbness around the lips, what might had cause it?

If I had toothache, fever, headache and numbness around the lips, what might had cause it?

Infection: Based on the limited information, this is most likely an infected lower premolar tooth. If there is an abscess, it can put pressure on the nerve that supplies the lower lip on the affected side. If it is all the lips, it could be a viral outbreak or something else. Either way, it would be wise to see an endodontist or skilled dentist. ...Read more

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My lip is still swollen and numb after I got head butted. How long is this supposed to last?

7-10 days: Swelling and numbness are sign of the injury you suffer, it take about week or two to improve. ...Read more

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I have woken up with a swollen left cheek. My lips are numb and the gun area on the inside is sensitive to the touch.

I have woken up with a swollen left cheek. My lips are numb and the gun area on the inside is sensitive to the touch.

Go to Urgent Care: Symptoms such as this should be evaluated promptly. I wonder 'what' might have happened to you yesterday that could possibly affect that side? I wonder too if you've been under significant stress. One of my considerations would be early shingles- so for that reason I would want you to be seen. If it is shingles, you can get antiviral treatment to stop it. There are of course other causes so see MD ...Read more

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I have a weird sensation on my lip which is not tinglinging, numbness or herpes. I am worried about it, what should I do?

I have a weird sensation on my lip which is not tinglinging, numbness or herpes. I am worried about it, what should I do?

Get seen if worried: There are lots of doctors who would be happy to see you for any number of complaints...including "weird sensation' on the lip. Let doc take a look at you if you're worried. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have numbness in my lower lip just on the left side lasts for a few minutes. Sometimes travels to the upper lip, & chin?

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

Dr. James Dukelow
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