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Sudden Tongue Numbness
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
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have a damaged nerves causing partial numbness on my right side of the tongue, can it heal on its own or it needs to be repaired?
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?
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
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 numbness on the tip of my tongue as if I burnt it. It hasbeen about 2 months now. It doesn't seem to get better or worse and it is slightly reddish. What should I do?
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
Why do I feel a strange sensation of numbness in my tongue and palate all day? No recent surgeries or something
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
Mouth numb: Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy? ANS Could be send more details. ...Read more
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
I have 2 pink bumps under my tongue that are symmetrical on opposite sides of my tongue. They don't hurt and I don't have any pain/numbness.
Salivary Ducts: They are most likely salivary ducts.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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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