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Get numbness in eye while blowing nose. Any specific reason?

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Whenever I blow my nose the right side bridge and tip of my nose, my right upper lip and just under my right eye towards the outside goes numb and stays that way for up to an hour. What could be causing this?
Posted Fri, 8 Mar 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 9 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
The numbness on the side of the nose and face is likely to be due to a pinched facial nerve due to the pressure of blowing. You can avoid blowing your nose hard and start taking vitamin B complex supplements specially the vitamin B 12 supplements for an early recovery. In case the numbness is persistent then do consult a neurologist for an evaluation.
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Thank you so much for your quick response. I will try your recommendations unless the need to see a specialist arises.
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