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After getting a pimple on upper lip line, I experience tingling sensation on upper lip and sometimes a bit of numbness. What are the causes?

After getting a pimple on upper lip line, I experience tingling sensation on upper lip and sometimes a bit of numbness. What are the causes?

Classic cold sore: A tiny blister or cluster of blisters that is tingling or numb right at the edge of the lip is classic for cold sores. It will go away after a few days. If getting worse you will want to see a doctor. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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I have Herpes Type II. For a month now I've had tingling & burning sensation & lip quivering on my upper lip but no cold sore has appeared. I've taken valacyclovir 1 g for 14 days but has not relieved symptoms Am I having an outbreak? Or something else

I have Herpes Type II. For a month now I've had tingling & burning sensation & lip quivering on my upper lip but no cold sore has appeared. I've taken valacyclovir 1 g for 14 days but has not relieved symptoms Am I having an outbreak? Or something else

Not herpes: To be sure you understand: HSV2 is the virus, not the disease. Genital herpes can be caused by either HSV1 or 2, but HSV2 infrequently infects the mouth -- i.e. most people with genital HSV2 never get cold sores from it. Herpes doesn't cause "tingling and burning" without visible sores, and herpes outbreaks never last a whole month. And non-improvement on valacyclovir confirms it's not herpes. ...Read more

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I have facial swelling along the cheeks and upper lip for two nights. Red eyes but no itching. Tingling and biting sensation along hands, arms and calves.

I have facial swelling along the cheeks and upper lip for two nights. Red eyes but no itching. Tingling and biting sensation along hands, arms and calves.

Angioedema: Angioedema is similar to hives, but the swelling occurs beneath the skin instead of on the surface. Angioedema is characterized by deep swelling around the eyes and lips and sometimes of the genitals, hands, and feet. It generally lasts longer than hives, but the swelling usually goes away in less than 24 hours. The best treatment for hives and angioedema is to identify and remove the trigger. ...Read more

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Tingling on 1 side of upper lip for few days now tingling on lower lip for a couple days. What could this be?

Tingling on 1 side of upper lip for few days now tingling on lower lip for a couple days. What could this be?

Could be tingling: The face up to the hairline, the inside of your mouth back to the gag-zone, the anterior tongue, your meninges, your eyes, & a little patch of skin in your ear canal, all send sensory input to the trigeminal nerve. The problem could be from the distal branches at the lip over the twists & turns of the nerve to the trigeminal nucleus in the brainstem. That's the part your doctor has to figure out. ...Read more

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Tingling on 1 side of upper lip for few days now tingling on 1 side of lower lip for a couple days. What could this be?

Tingling on 1 side of upper lip for few days now tingling on 1 side of lower lip for a couple days. What could this be?

Early fever blister: Fever blisters often begin with tingling then pain. Try OTC fever blister medicine or see your Primary Care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What does tingling in my upper lip mean?

What does tingling in my upper lip mean?

Infra orbital nerve: The skin of upper lip is supplied by infra orbital nerve which is branch of maxillary branch of trigeminal nerve.
The nerve may be pinched somewhere in its course. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Tingling on skin above upper lip on left side. What is this? No "pain" or rash.

Tingling on skin above upper lip on left side. What is this? No "pain" or rash.

Harmless: A very localized tingling is usually due to some minor irritation of a local nerve branch to the skin. It's almost always temporary. Anxiety and stress can also cause this. ...Read more

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Upper lip chapped, tiny bumps & tingling for a few weeks now bottom lip has bigger bumps, semi-swollen & tingling. Nothing is making upper lip better.

Upper lip chapped, tiny bumps & tingling for a few weeks now bottom lip has bigger bumps, semi-swollen & tingling. Nothing is making upper lip better.

? herpes: I assume you aren't having a reaction to lipstick or any other agents coming in contact with your lips. A herpes simplex infection is a possibility. I recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My upper lip and nose tingling and numb, what would cause that??

My upper lip and nose tingling and numb, what would cause that??

PARESTHESIA EVAL: You need an exam labs and evaluation. A focused neurological exam and potential MRI of the cervical spine and brain. Labs to check B12 Folic Acid, Lyme titers, RPR and TFTS ...Read more

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A few second my upper lip middle part is geting tingling and same time little numb also?

A few second my upper lip middle part is geting tingling and same time little numb also?

And. . . .?: Your question is a little difficult to answer because I don't know what you're asking. If you're asking if it is normal to experience numbness in your upper lip for no reason, then the answer is no, it is not normal. If you had just seen a dentist and were anesthetized in that area, then yes, it is normal. Without knowing any other details, I would say talk with a neurologist to find out more. ...Read more

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Tingling, slightly sore above upper lip. Could it be herpes?

Possibly yes: What you describe can certainly be the signs of a pending herpes flare-up. You should see your doctor. Early recognition and treatment can reduce the severity and length of a flare-up. ...Read more

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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

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I have an issue with dark, raised, dark patches on my upper lip. It started with tingling at the corners of my mouth, then I developed 2 itc?

I have an issue with dark, raised, dark patches on my upper lip. It started with tingling at the corners of my mouth, then I developed 2 itc?

R/O MELASMA: Melasma= Mask of Pregnancy, can develop in non-pregnant women and postpartum. Also women on birth control pills. It can be difficult to treat. You need to see your doctor and be reexamined have labs checked and tapered off any Meds that can be. Root cause. If this does not resolve a dermatologist consult is appropriate there are Se laser and topical therapies that may help. ...Read more

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I've had intermittent tingling on a part of my upper lip for 48 hours, nothing else. If it were a cold sore, would it already have erupted by now?

I've had intermittent tingling on a part of my upper lip for 48 hours, nothing else. If it were a cold sore, would it already have erupted by now?

Poss cold sore: This can signal the emergence of a cold sore. Hopefully none will appear. Watch the area closely. If the tingling persists beyond another day or two or gets worse schedule an appointment with your doctor to review your overall health. Good luck, I hope you avoid the cold sore! ...Read more

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Tingling on upper lip for 2 days, now tingling on bottom lip for 4 days. Now lips been burning for like 5 days. Never had a sore b4. What could this be?

Tingling on upper lip for 2 days, now tingling on bottom lip for 4 days. Now lips been burning for like 5 days. Never had a sore b4. What could this be?

Tingling: Is it one side or both? If one side may be from your dental nerve which could be teeth or bite related? If not there are may causes including vitamin deficiency. See your doctor to check it out ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday evening a discovered two small spots close together on my upper lip it swollen could it be a spider bite? By it being my lip I could only feel them. It's swollen red and tingling just a little

I woke up yesterday evening a discovered two small spots close together on my upper lip it swollen could it be a spider bite? By it being my lip I could only feel them. It's swollen red and tingling just a little

Yes: Yes it could be a spider bite. It could be an infection from a tooth, hair follicle, or sebaceous gland. Recommend that you see your physician as soon as possible to make sure that it does not progress to a msra infection which is difficult to treat. In the mean time wash it with soap and water then place an antibiotic ointment on the site. ...Read more

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Red and swollen upper lip yesterday evening woke up with two small spots on upper lip could feel them but not see them. Woke up this morning and lip was red and swollen with a little tingling. Could this be a spider bite?

Red and swollen upper lip yesterday evening woke up with two small spots on upper lip could feel them but not see them. Woke up this morning and lip was red and swollen with a little tingling. Could this be a spider bite?

Yes: Yes it could be a spider bite. It could be an infection from a tooth, hair follicle, or sebaceous gland. Recommend that you see your physician as soon as possible to make sure that it does not progress to a msra infection which is difficult to treat. In the mean time wash it with soap and water then place an antibiotic ointment on the site. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more