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I got my tonsils out on wensday and since then I can't tast food and my tounge feels like its numb. Like when u burn it from drinking something hot?

I got my tonsils out on wensday and since then I can't tast food and my tounge feels like its numb. Like when u burn it from drinking something hot?

Nerve: Possible nerve damage during the surgery. Most of the time the sensations will come back, it could take some time. Nerve tissue heal slowly. Consult with the dr. Removed your tonsils. ...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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Tonsil feels numb, I have tonsil stones I pick out, also post nasal drip that won't go away. Why does my one tonsil feel this way? Serious? I'm 18

Tonsil feels numb, I have tonsil stones I pick out, also post nasal drip that won't go away. Why does my one tonsil feel this way? Serious? I'm 18

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip can come from allergies or sinus problems, and bacterial growth causes the "stones" (soft cheesy material) sometimes seen on the tonsils. It is not good to try to remove the stones; you risk infection by injuring the surrounding area, & without addressing post-nasal drip, they will return. Your doc can help find cause of the drip, and guide treatment based on cause. ...Read more

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My MRIs yesterday showed cerebellar tonsils hanging down 5 mm. I had the MRIs because I've been having right facial numbness, usually upon standing after sitting for at least 30 minutes. My follow up with the neurologist is not until July 2nd. I'm very ner

My MRIs yesterday showed cerebellar tonsils hanging down 5 mm. I had the MRIs because I've been having right facial numbness, usually upon standing after sitting for at least 30 minutes. My follow up with the neurologist is not until July 2nd. I'm very ner

Mild Chiari: Chances are, you have had this for your entire lifetime, and not likely that this is causing any symptoms. However, agree with neurological consultation, and your new doctor can help pinpoint what is occurring. ...Read more

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Had septoplasty splints taken out today and now my tonsils feel very numb. What could be the cause? It's very uncomfortable to swallow. Is it serious?

Had septoplasty splints taken out today and now my tonsils feel very numb. What could be the cause? It's very uncomfortable to swallow. Is it serious?

Very common: This sounds as if the splits may have put pressure on that area but it does not sound serious. It should resolve. If it gets worse or if it does not improve in 48-72 hours, contact you physician ...Read more

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I have a red bump that looks like a pimple on my left tonsil and it hurts to swallow only on my left side. I've been eating ice cubes to numb it too?

I have a red bump that looks like a pimple on my left tonsil and it hurts to swallow only on my left side. I've been eating ice cubes to numb it too?

Seek help now: Your symptom is concerning for an abscess of the tonsil. You should see a doctor as soon as possible. There are some other things it could be, but it needs to get checked out. ...Read more

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Right side of my throat feels numb, I have had an enlarged lymph node for years, doc said it's nothing. Tonsil stones too. Help.?

Right side of my throat feels numb, I have had an enlarged lymph node for years, doc said it's nothing. Tonsil stones too. Help.?

No Tonsil stones.: If you have unchanged Enlarged LN for many years and have been under surveillance by a doctor; good that it is nothing. Could be realed to Acne &cancer sore. Was it ever biopsied?
I don't know the reason for Throat numbness: Try Gargle with salt and warm water. Vit C and Advil (ibuprofen). If you have increased size of the LN, Pain, Fever, Cough and/or persistent numbness- you will have to be examined by MD ...Read more

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I had several pieces of "Difflam Loz" last week for the treatment of throat pain. The back muscles near the tonsils are numb no matter what I eat.

I had several pieces of "Difflam Loz" last week for the treatment of throat pain. The back muscles near the tonsils are numb no matter what I eat.

Unknown cause: Numbness should be evaluated immediately. Probably not due to Lozenge, but cause must be determined. Please schedule an appointment with an Ear/Nose/Throat Specialist. Cause may be allergic, neurologic, gastric, or one of many other causes. Go find out. ...Read more

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Hi, extremely painful throat and ear and white spots on my tonsils, in the last half hour the ends of my fingers have gone numb? Thanks

Hi, extremely painful throat and ear and white spots on my tonsils, in the last half hour the ends of my fingers have gone numb? Thanks

Please go to your: Doc. You need a diagnosis and treatment. White spots on the throat are one thing and numb fingers another. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sore throat white patches on tonsils sore throat that gets worse at night, and face numbness with dizzness and hair loss?

Sore throat white patches on tonsils sore throat that gets worse at night, and face numbness with dizzness and hair loss?

Exam needed: You will need exam, throat culture to r/o strep.
This may be viral, but is it is strep, you will need Rx.
See you DR ...Read more

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What if mouth is numbed are you not suposed to feel the cavity being worked on?

What if mouth is numbed are you not suposed to feel the cavity being worked on?

Usually NOT: Many patients will have sensitivity to pressure, and not pain, and this sensitivity will scare them. Modern dental anesthetics remove the pain sensation but do not impact on pressure sensitivity. ...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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What can cause someone's mouth to droop without the face being numb?

What can cause someone's mouth to droop without the face being numb?

Many causes: The nerve that provides motor movement to the mouth or face is a different nerve from the one that provides sensation. See your doctor if you have facial nerve weakness for further evaluation to determine cause ...Read more

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I woke up and my whole mouth was numb and tingly, but after 10 min went away. Why?

I woke up and my whole mouth was numb and tingly, but after 10 min went away. Why?

Hard to say: There is lots of documentation in the literature about breathing fast and getting numbness and tingling around the mouth. Perhaps you had a bad dream and was breathing fast causing this phenomenon. Given your age and that it has improved on its own I wouldn't worry about it too much unless it happened again. Then you might want to mention it to your regular physician. ...Read more

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I'm 27f 243lbs. I dozed off and woke back up with a numb and weird taste in mouth. Help?

I'm 27f 243lbs. I dozed off and woke back up with a numb and weird taste in mouth. Help?

Fainting?: If what you mean is that you fainted with no apparent cause and not able to tell how long you stayed in this state I would say it is definitely time to go to the ED for immediate evaluation. There are many potential things that can be very dangerous going on. There is no way we can tell you what happened without more information and exam. ...Read more

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I'm concerned with episodes of numbness around my mouth accompanied with a stuporous feeling?

I'm concerned with episodes of numbness around my mouth accompanied with a stuporous feeling?

A neurologist: Can help relieve that concern. He/she can tell you what is going on and treat it. I see from your history that you have a few health concerns. Let's try to eliminate this one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can bonjela actually numb the mouth?

For a short time: Bonjela is not normally available in the us. There is a local anesthetic that will temporarily numb an area up along with an antiseptic (low) dose of aspirin. ...Read more

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What could be causing mouth tingling/numbness?

What could be causing mouth tingling/numbness?

Virus: Herpes stomatitis could give this system. Your physician could confirm when it is occuring. ...Read more