Numbness Of Face

The loss of sensation in any part of the face is called numbness of the face or facial numbness. Nerve compression and nerve damage are the most common causes of facial numbness. The other serious causes include multiple sclerosis, Bell's palsy, migraine, stroke, salivary glands blockage, Lyme disease, and head injuries.

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Why am I experiencing numbness and tingling sensation in my hands, feet, and face for past few days?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been experiencing neck pain for a few days, and after it got a bit better, my hands and feet started to feel tingly and a bit numb over two days. And If I rest on my pillow, some parts of my face also feel numb. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Twenty-two years is no age to get neck pain and numbness and tingling in hands preceded by neck pain which is generally due to a disc problem in the elderly. But the commonest cause remains pressure on the nerves exiting from the cervical spine (neck spine). In young peop...  Read Full »

I cannot feel my heartbeat and there is numbness in my neck, throat, jaw and face. Is it cardiology-related or nerve-related?

Query: Hi doctor,I have not been able to feel my heartbeat in my chest for almost a week, not even when my heart rate increases.Sometimes, this numbness or lack of feeling spreads to my neck, throat, jaw, and face.I have been taking the tablet Pravastatin 10 mg and the tablet Aspirin 81 mg.I got a CT of th...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your query. I am sorry for the discomfort you are having.The normal heart rate is between 60 to 100 beats per minute. In your physical sign, the pulse rate is mentioned as 67 beats per minute which is normal.During resting-state if we are overly aware, we can...  Read Full »

Is my numbness in the region between the nose and upper lip due to anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bad health anxiety. My anxiety has been worse lately. I started feeling numbness in my face between my nose and upper lips. I have noticed this before one year. Is it because of anxiety, or do I need to be concerned? Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, and I will help you with it. Yes, facial twitching and numbness can sometimes occur as a result of anxiety. 1) Why do you feel anxious? 2) Is it due to specific past experiences? 3) Do you have specific existing health conditions ...  Read Full »

What are the first signs of oral cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been very worried about my health lately. I would like to preface this by saying that I have been experiencing anxiety off late and I have a suspicion that some of these symptoms could be related to that. I am currently weaning off of Prednisone, which I have been taking for an all...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I want to clarify details regarding who advised you to start Prednisone, and for how long have you been on it as this a drug which suppresses your immunity and causes a secondary infection. Care should be take...  Read Full »

Do complete facial numbness, tingling, and severe headaches after trauma indicate MS?

Query: Hi doctor, Symptoms are presenting as MS due to one prior event several years ago. I have right side numbness, tingling, complete facial numbness, severe headaches. There are two dissenting opinions. Spine specialists believe symptoms are not neurological, but spine damage primarily left. Symptoms ...  Read Full »


Dr. Varun Chaudhry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The thing with MS (multiple sclerosis) is that once diagnosed. It does tend to wax and wane. So if it were diagnosed in previous scans, I would need some images to review but unfortunately cannot seem to find anything attached. If the present scans also show some spinal...  Read Full »

How long do swelling and numbness last after mandible surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I was having a bilateral fracture of mandible at angles on both sides and have done the surgery. After six weeks, there is slight swelling on one side and also numbness in the¬†lower lip and a small portion of skin below the lower lip. How much time will it take to subside the swelling an...  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The post-operative swelling and numbness after mandible fracture surgery are common. The swelling is mild as you have mentioned. Then, it should resolve in another one to two weeks as the tissues heal. The numbness is because the mental nerve, which runs through the mandi...  Read Full »

Can inflammation of the tooth result in numbness in the face and ear area?

Query: Hi doctor,I have symptoms of numbness in my face and ears. It began before two days after having inflammation in the tooth area. I have numbness and itchiness in the face area occasionally. It started like an insect bite. When I touched it, I realized that I have numbness. My dentist told me to come...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to the statement, you are suffering from the feeling of numbness in the face and ears after having inflammation in the tooth. Numbness in the face and ears can occur due to viral or bacterial infections or infections of the roots...  Read Full »

What is the reason for numbness on the right side of my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing numbness on the right side of my face, near my mouth and cheek, sometimes on my forehead in between eyebrows. I am not on any medication. I had a full neurological examination as part of a routine check up five months ago, and there was nothing abnormal. I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let us analyze your symptoms. You have numbness on the right side of your face, mainly the mouth and cheek. Also, you have it on your forehead between the eyebrows. Now the nerve supply to the face is on each half by one sided nerve. If it is crossing the midline as ...  Read Full »

Why was my face swollen on both sides of the cheekbones today morning?

Query: Hi doctor, This morning I noticed that my face was swollen on both sides of the cheekbones. Mildly a Zirtek and a 16 mg Medrol in the afternoon. It has not entirely receded. I feel numbness and burning sensation. The color of the skin has not changed. Yesterday I took Algofren 400.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is this the first time you have used Algofren (Ibuprofen)? Do you have any allergic reactions to other types of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Aspirin? Do you have any fever or changes in vision? Do you have any pain in the mouth, or oral ulcers...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for numbness in cheek with drooping eyelids and muscle tension?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I have numbness on my left cheek/jaw and sometimes even under ear for around four to five days now. I feel like my eyelid is drooping. It could have always just been that way. I have right calf muscle tension and tension on both arms (triceps). Occasionally the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am impressed with your awareness. The way you are describing it appears as Bell's palsy (you can better call it local stroke). But let me explain what happens. Do you have a deviation of face, loss of wrinkles on the forehead? You can search for a photo of Bell's p...  Read Full »

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