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Sinuses Causing My Lips And Nose To Go Numb
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
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids (between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
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
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
Numbness and tingling in upper right lip on and off since yesterday morning, lower nose also now becoming numb, what is the cause?
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
Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?
Can preganacy cause numbness in arm and side face also around lips and nose? Had MRI mra CT EEG all normal. Ob and neuro send me to eachother. Worried
Being Pregnant: I would say that yes, this is normal. There is a lot more blood flowing in your arteries and heart and pregnancy is tough on the body. I remember my wife had several occasional odd symptoms like this. If both the neurologist and the OB have found nothing bad in their evaluations of you then breathe, relax and worry a bit less if you can. ...Read more
Could a pinched nerve cause the left side of my face to be numb. Along with the inside of my mouth and nose?
I have neck pain. Numbness in teeth and nose. Lump feeling in throatt. Sharp pains in head And band like feeling across wrists. What could cause this?
Unusual symptoms: Unusual set of symptoms. See your MD for evaluation. ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant and the area around my mouth and nose and my hands get cold and numb ish. No discoloration what could cause?
I've been having headaches for a few days around my temples, eyes, and the back of my head. It may be sinuses cause I have a stuffy nose and throat h?
Can having deviated septum cause bad post nasal drip? Anytime I have a runny nose, snot will fall to my mouth and gag on it. Ent said sinuses are good
Unlikely: A deviated septum does not usually cause severe post nasal drip. If you have already seen an ENT doctor and sinusitis has been ruled out, I would consult an allergist. The major symptom of a deviated nasal septum is difficulty breathing through the side of the nose where the septal cartilage is deviated. ...Read more