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I have had facial numbness for 4 weeks. Lips and chin. I doe have anxiety and been on benzodiazepine therapy for 6 yrs. With no relief. I?

I have had facial numbness for 4 weeks. Lips and chin. I doe have anxiety and been on benzodiazepine therapy for  6 yrs. With no relief. I?

Rule out fosmn: Facial onset sensorimotor neuronopathy (fosmn) is a recently described neurological syndrome characterized by slow onset of facial sensory abnormalities and subsequent development of motor deficits facial onset sensorimotor neuronopathy (fosmn) is a recently described neurological syndrome characterized by slow onset of facial sensory abnormalities and subsequent development of motor deficits. ...Read more

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Really need to see dentist but petrified cause I don't like being numb and afraid they hit a nerve and cause perm facial numbness or worse?

Really need to see dentist but petrified cause I don't like being numb and afraid they hit a nerve  and cause perm facial numbness or worse?

Fear of dentist: It sounds like your fear is getting in the way of needed dental treatment. Investigate working with a dental clinic where you have the option to discuss the procedures you need, before going in for the procedure. Discuss with the dentist the fear you have. Going in for a face-to-face visit(s) may help you start to feel less anxious. Putting off dental care only makes your fear worse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Facial numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Facial numbness?

Facial numbness =: hypesthesia or diminished sensation over an area of the face. ...Read more

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My face is numb. what causes facial numbness?

My face is numb. what causes facial numbness?

Nonspecific: Nonspecific symptom. General or partial numbness. Constant or intermittent? See MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can allergies be the cause of facial numbness?

Can allergies be the cause of facial numbness?

Define numbness.: If by "numbness" you mean a tingling sensation on your face, yes, an allergic reaction can produce that sensation. If you mean actual numbness -- that you can't feel any sensation when you touch your face -- that's not allergies, and it's probably something significant, so you should see your doctor without delay. ...Read more

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Can facial numbness be a symptom of tonsillitis?

Can facial numbness be a symptom of tonsillitis?

Yes, it can.: Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils and this can impinge upon the neighboring facial and cranial nerves which can cause numbness in a very discrete distribution depending on the nerves effected which should improve as the tonsillitis does. ...Read more

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Is facial numbness a symptom of c6-7 cervicle herniation?

Is facial numbness a symptom of c6-7 cervicle herniation?

No: Nerve supply to the facial muscles are from 7 th cranial nerve , coming from side of the brain stem on either side, and the sensory supply is from 5th cranial nerve called trigeminal nerve which devides into 3 branches called opthalmic, maxillary and mandibular . The cervical roots form peripheral nerves called spinal nerve roots and the disc herniation at c6, c7 won't cause numbness face most times. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have MS as facial numbness seems to be a main symptom?

How do I know if I have MS as facial numbness seems to be a main symptom?

See neurologist: Facial numbness can be caused by many items, including dental and jaw issues, viral involvement of cranial nerves, issues at base of brain. Might consult with your dentist initially but if no answer, a neurologist can certainly help. Facial numbness is not usually the presenting sign of ms>. ...Read more

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Could my facial numbness be caused by a punch in the face that happened a year ago?

Could my facial numbness be caused by a punch in the face that happened a year ago?

Yes: Depending in where the numbness is, absolutely. The infra orbital nerve controls sensation to the mid face and upper lip. This nerve is frequently injured in certain types of facial fractures. ...Read more

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I have facial numbness. I have been to the doc & they say nothing is wrong. So what?

Ask for referral: If your primary doctor did not find anything, and you are still experiencing symptoms, ask for a referral to a neurologist or head and neck surgeon (otolaryngologist) for examination. You may want to seek the additional evaluation independently, if your primary is unable to facilitate it for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I wear an apron every day around my neck at work. It may sound crazy but I feel like it's exacerbating something because I experience facial numbness almost exclusively at work. Any chance? Or just a coincidence?

I wear an apron every day around my neck at work. It may sound crazy but I feel like it's exacerbating something because I experience facial numbness almost exclusively at work. Any chance? Or just a coincidence?

Unlikely but...: ...it's possible, but not without other symptoms, and it depends on what you mean by "facial numbness". The nerves subserving sensation to the face (for the most part the trigeminal nerve) is huge, and the transmission of signals can go into the very high cervical spinal cord. But to get involvement of these fibers to get an impact on the face would mean impacting lots of other tissues. ...Read more

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Facial numbness with a toothache?

Facial numbness with a toothache?

Numbness: Sometimes, a tooth infection that is located near a major nerve of the face can cause numbness to that region. This can also be the case of the wisdom tooth infection. But numbness to the face can also be the result of other things too. It is advisable to have it checked by a professional. ...Read more

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Droopy lid, sudden facial numbness?

Droopy lid, sudden facial numbness?

Possible emergency: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out worrisome things such as stroke. ...Read more

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Facial numbness that moves around and pressure?

See a neurologist: Not sure about this one. Could be a type of migraine. ...Read more

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Will facial numbness go away after seizures?

An aura: Yes, some type of seizures especialy, comlex partial seizures usually proceded by an aura which it can be a sensory symptom like facial numbness depends on the focus of the abnormal electrical discharge in the cerebral cortex, that usually will be in the parietal lobe, then it goes away when the seizure is over. ...Read more

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