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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?

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 more

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Sudden tongue numbness with pain in both ears by the tragus made worse by pushing on them and cleaning the ears. Tragus pain radiates into jaw.?

Sudden tongue numbness with pain in both ears by the tragus made worse by pushing on them and cleaning the ears. Tragus pain radiates into jaw.?

Start with ENT: Your symptom of sudden tongue numbness is of special concern to me. I suggest that you first consult with an ENT specialist based upon all your symptoms. He\she may refer you to a dentist, neurologist or other specialist based upon the findings and as deemed appropriate. ...Read more

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Can partial numbness in the tongue be repaired?

Can partial numbness in the tongue be repaired?

Is cause known?: The answer to you question depends on why your tongue is numb - was it injured or did it occur spontaneously? If you did not have an injury or surgery which could potentially explain the tongue numbness, then it's more troublesome than a known cause. Either way, you need guidance from an oral surgeon to determine the cause (if no known injury), and possibly determine prognosis (future). ...Read more

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What illness causes numbness on the tip of your tongue?

What illness causes numbness on the tip of your tongue?

Tongue numbness: There are lots of possibilities including something as simple as a food allergy or sensitivity. If the numbness persists, first see your dentist who may refer you to a physician if necessary in order to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Bell's palsey and tongue numbness on same side. When will it go away?

Bell's palsey and tongue numbness on same side. When will it go away?

Depends: Most patients with Bell's Palsy have complete recovery, however this is affected by a number of things, such as: 1) younger age 2) milder symptoms at onset 3) early resolution of symptoms (<2 weeks) 4) early treatment with steroid with or without antivirals. Most start to have improvement within 3 weeks, however symptoms may remain up to 1 yr before improving. Few have lifelong symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is my mouth and tongue having numbness?

Why is my mouth and tongue having numbness?

Personal evaluation: A numb feeling in the mouth or tongue could have many possible causes, such as but not limited to an early sign of aphthous stomatitis, a dry mouth (xerostomia), from medications, hormonal changes, certain medical conditions, or allergies. See your dentist who may need to refer you to your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Beetroot causes a numbness of my tongue why?

Beetroot causes a numbness of my tongue why?

Allergic?: Allergies are a very common cause of tongue numbness. Food allergies will often cause tongue swelling or numbness. Beetroot can be found in many foods, so be careful to read ingredients. Stay hydrated and ask your doctor if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good idea. Good luck and stay away from beets! ...Read more

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Can lichen plantus cause numbness in my tongue?

Yes: In some cases, patients will experience numbness in the oral cavity. It is recommended that you have the areas regularly evaluated by a dentist trained in oral medicine. ...Read more

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What could cause intermittent tongue numbness and intermittent loss of taste?

What could cause intermittent tongue numbness and intermittent loss of taste?

Nose congestion ornerve damage: Medicines can cause that symptom is it on one side or both sides of the tongue? Could be due to nasal congestion. Is it on just one side of the tongue? Could be due to nerve damage ...Read more

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I feel numbness on the tip of my tongue right after I woke up. What is it and how can I fix it?

I feel numbness on the tip of my tongue right after I woke up. What is it and how can I fix it?

Tongue numbness: The most common serious cause of tongue numbness, called Paresthesia, is nerve damage, which can affect any part of the body, including the tongue. The most common cause of nerve damage to the tongue are botched dental procedures like wisdom tooth extractions, root canals, or implants. Sometimes allergies to certain foods, or meds which might also have swelling or blisters. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a bit of numbness on tip of my tongue and lasts for few seconds. It started this week. What might be the problem?

Check needed: Numbness of tongue can come from many sources:
1) nerve damage--injured nerve from oral surgery or biting or burning. (can you think of any trauma?)
2) allergies (did you change toothpaste recently or ate unusual stuff?)
3) nutritional deficiency (how well do you eat?)
4) acid (pineapples? Acid reflux / gerd?)
5) others, like stroke or ms. See a doctor to rule out all of the above to be safe. ...Read more

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I have an injury on the right side of my tongue which is causing partial numbness on same right side of yhe tongue, can it heal on its own or nerepair?

I have an injury on the right side of my tongue which is causing partial numbness on same right side of yhe tongue, can it heal on its own or nerepair?

Tongue injury: You did not tell us how long ago this occurred. Most wounds of this nature will heal on their own with time. Keep it clean with salt water rinses. It is always better to consult with a professional, in this case a dentist, to ensure that nothing else needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause tongue and facial numbness?

No: By "pinched nerve, " I am assuming you mean in the spine. The nerve providing sensation to the face and the multiple nerves that contribute to the tongue come from the skull base, not the spine. ...Read more

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I have a numbness on the tip (but in side) of my tongue. It's not going away and it's made the tip go numb...?

Seek an evaluation: It is hard to tell without examining you. I would suggest a visit to an oral surgeon, oral medicine specialist, or ENT physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I feel a strange sensation of numbness in my tongue and palate all day? No recent surgeries or something

Investigate: Problem may be neurologic, reaction to medications, change in something in your diet, or many other reasons. Please see your Physician for an examination. ...Read more

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I have 2 pink bumps on the top of my tongue that are symmetrical on opposite sides of my tongue. They don't hurt and I don't have any pain/numbness.?

I have 2 pink bumps on the top of my tongue that are symmetrical on opposite sides of my tongue. They don't hurt and I don't have any pain/numbness.?

Where?: If they are in the back toward the tonsils they are taste buds. If they are new have your doctor or dentist check it out to make sure it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy?

Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy?

Mouth numb: Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy? ANS Could be send more details. ...Read more

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When I'm fast asleep all of a sudden I feel numbness on my tongue & suddenly woke up & feeling so scared?

Many causes: Many potential causes such as pregnancy, allergy, MS, or nerve injury. The most common cause is a contralateral brain lesion affecting the hypoglossal nerve. Get checked by a neurologist ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tingling/numbness feeling in tongue 18months post op? Tongue not numb but the sensation and feeling continue.

Is it normal to have tingling/numbness feeling in tongue 18months post op? Tongue not numb but the sensation and feeling continue.

Numb mouth: Depends on what operation you had done. Highly recommend you return to the surgeon who did your operation and ask him/her about this. ...Read more

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What does a very sharp pain in tongue mean. Like a sharp needle jab or you bit small area hard. Takes 5 to 15 sec to subside. No tingle/numbness?

What does a very sharp pain in tongue mean. Like a sharp needle jab or you bit small area hard. Takes 5 to 15 sec to subside. No tingle/numbness?

Diagnosis is the key: Sharp tongue pain is usually caused by something obvious and visible like trauma. In some instances, though, a discolored or painful tongue can indicate more serious conditions, including vitamin deficiencies or blood disorder. See your dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??

I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??

Angioedema: This can be critical. Some antihypertensive medications can be associated it and some NSAIDs cause it too, I suggest you see an allergist for some blood work and if currently swollen, seek medical attention immediately. You need to have some test to check your type of angioedema, it is likely to be idiopathic. If the attacks are frequent, a daily antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) help ...Read more

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Numbness in face forehead throat tongue lips?

Numbness in face forehead throat tongue lips?

Brain problem: If this is not stressed induced than you need to seek medical evaluation for potential brain problems. This grouping of signs/symptoms refers to specific anatomy locations. ...Read more

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Could a numbness in the tip of tongue be caused by caffeine overdose or from anxiety?

Could a numbness in the tip of tongue be caused by caffeine overdose or from anxiety?

Other factors: Caffeine an increase your anxiety and this may be a reason for numbness in the tip of your tongue. So you definitely want to cut down on the coffee and seek help for anxiety. The artificial sweeteners in coffee can also cause numbness. So can vitamin deficiencies, especially b12. Trauma and piercings can also cause this. ...Read more

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What is the reason for numbness in tongue? What is the solution? And there is no past history of dental procedures.

What is the reason for numbness in tongue? What is the solution? And there is no past history of dental procedures.

See below: There are many causes of tongue numbness. In the medical field, the condition is called paresthesia of the tongue, and it is most commonly caused by nerve damage. Damage to the brain, allergies, and pregnancy may also lead to numbness or tingling in the tongue. Multiple sclerosis and burning mouth syndrome can also cause paresthesia. You need to consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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I have had numbness in my tongue for three days. Should I be concerned? Should I call my doctor? What could this tongue numbness mean?

I have had numbness in my tongue for three days. Should I be concerned? Should I call my doctor? What could this tongue numbness mean?

Nerve injury: You didn't specify the numbness just happened for no reason or it was after a dental procedure? Please specify. Numbness in tongue means there is a nerve damage or pressure on the nerve that serves sensation to the tongue.
If it is spontaneous please see a doctor asap. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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I can't taste anything since 3 weeks, my nose isn't stuffy and I can smell fine. No other significant symptoms. No numbness of tongue etc.

I can't taste anything since 3 weeks, my nose isn't stuffy and I can smell fine. No other significant symptoms. No numbness of tongue etc.

Loss of taste: Many meds can cause loss of taste. Please look up all the medicines OTC stuff you are taking and see if lose of taste is listed. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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