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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergic reaction : Beet root contains iron, foloc acid, vitamin c, b, a, magnesium. It is said to lower blood pressure and increase blood flow to the brain. As for causing numbness to your tongue, this may be an allergic reaction, so stay away for beet root. If your tongue still feels swollen then seea dentist, oral surgeon or ENT about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer