Numbness means an absence of feeling or loss of sensation. A numb face can be a symptom of one of many health conditions, including migraine and allergies. Numbness on any part of the body usually occurs as a result of damage to the nerves or a disturbance in their function. Problems with the nerves can sometimes be due to an underlying health condition or an allergic reaction, but they can also just be a response to being cold. In this article, learn about the possible causes of a numb face, as well as their treatment options and when to see a doctor. Migraine is a condition that causes severe headaches and other symptoms.
What causes a numb face?
Hemifacial Spasm (HFS)
Hemifacial spasm HFS is an involuntary twitching or contraction of the facial muscles on one side of the face. Medication, surgery, and Botox injections are treatment options to stop the spasms and relieve the discomfort. Each treatment offers benefits, but each has limitations. You and your doctor should determine which treatment is best. Hemifacial spasm also called tic convulsif is an involuntary twitching of the facial muscles on one side of the face. The facial muscles are controlled by the facial nerve seventh VII cranial nerve , which originates at the brainstem and exits the skull below the ear where it separates into five main branches Fig.
Multiple Sclerosis Presenting with Facial Twitching (Myokymia and Hemifacial Spasms)
A stroke is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical care. Knowing the signs of a stroke can help save your life or the life of a loved one. The signs of a stroke appear abruptly.
Tingling in the face can happen for a variety of reasons. The tingling may be a temporary sensation due to a short term health issue, or it might be a symptom of an underlying condition. Certain medications can affect nerve function. Although the symptoms will usually resolve once a person stops taking the medication, nerve damage may be permanent in rare cases.