Numbness and Tingling of the Tongue (Paresthesia)

We couldnt make it with one income, so no choice. Avoid very hot showers or baths, as this will aggravate the rash and cause further inflammation. These symptoms may be treated with pain relievers or other oral medications. Depending on what part of the brain is affected, speech and the ability to recognize people and objects may be impaired. They are from my neck down both arms and hands to fingertips. Answer: Some people are encouraged when they talk to others who have experienced facial pain.

Numbness in the limbs can be caused by the herpes zoster or shingles virus. After you get chickenpox, the virus stays in your body for several years without causing any symptoms. It’s hard to explain the symptoms, numbness, strange creeping tingling. Does anything make it worse, such as exercise or standing for long periods of time? These natural products can be found as topical creams, tablets and even oils which are rubbed on the skin (not necessarily the affected area) and enter the blood stream. Ingesting caustic agents, topical anesthetics, certain types of alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit substances (narcotics) may cause abnormal sensations when exposed to the tissue of the tongue.

posted by unSane at 8:29 AM on September 15, 2008Do you have a rash? Some of these causes will result in temporary numbness, some will cause a permanent loss of sensation, and still others can result in alternating periods of numbness or partial numbness together with periods during which normal sensations are felt. About 50 percent of shingles patients over 60 years of age are at risk for PHN, which experts believe is caused by damage to the nerve endings where the virus begins. Hyperalgesia – hypersensitivity to mildly painful events – knocks, for instance. Shingles also can cause fatigue, a low-grade fever and mild muscle aches. Shingles usually clears up in two to three weeks and rarely recurs.

This is an autoimmune disease that can affect the brain stem, brain or spinal cord. From what I have read, sometimes there is residual pain from the shingles and it is called, (PHN) Postherpetic Neuralgia. 2014;371:1526. However, if you do get shingles after you have gotten the shot, you may have less pain while you have rash. Most of the time, the person has not been diagnosed with diabetes or hypoglycemia. The reoccurrence of this disease manifests as a tingling sensation felt  at certain parts of the body such as scalp, one side of the face, and body trunk.

As the carpal tunnel narrows further, with time, patients will develop daytime hand numbness. It can be caused by a number of medical conditions, including cancer, but may also be brought on by some of the chemotherapeutics used to treat breast cancer. Which side of your body is involved? Rosenfeld J, et al. So because of this spasm I’m not sure if I have an injury from the spasm or maybe sciatica. Another obvious cause would be neuropathic disorders associated with diabetes.

Radiculopathy refers to the fact that the spinal nerve roots are affected. Regardless of other symptoms, if you experience migraine headaches, it’s important to discuss symptoms with your doctor. During pregnancy, especially when lying down or walking, the womb can press on the sciatic nerve and can cause low back pain and tingling in one or both legs. Your doctor will need detailed information about your symptoms to diagnose the cause of your numbness. When it becomes severe and chronic, it may require injections or surgery to free the trapped Median Nerve. Medicine is a constantly changing field, and you should consult your medical provider before applying any information below to your treatment.

Numbness of the hands and feet may be harmless and temporary, such as when one is exposed to extremely cold temperatures fingers will feel numb. It can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life, resulting in problems such as weight loss, isolation and depression. Diagnosis is made by a CT or MRI of the neck spine. I did no aerobic, foot ankle or lower leg work. Generally, there is constant or recurring pain. Natural history, gene identification, and treatment of inherited neuropathies such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome types 1, 2 and other; and hereditary sensory neuropathy (HSN) including congenital insensitivity to pain, HSN with dementia, inherited brachial plexus neuropathy, progressive muscular atrophy, and spastic paraplegia.