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    What causes headache followed by numbness in the mouth?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 in Headache and Migraines
Question: head ache sinus burning followed by numbness in mouth almost like chemical
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Answered by Dr. Dariush Saghafi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Possible migraine headaches

Detailed Answer:
Good evening and thank you for your question.

Your symptoms are actually quite classic for MIGRAINE type of headaches. They are often MISdiagnosed as sinus congestion or even headaches because of the rich innervation of the Trigeminal nerve's supply of the sinus cavities and skin over the frontal and nasal skin regions which causes burning, pressure, and even congestion feelings. The numbness in the mouth is referred to part of the perioral paresthesias that occur in about 1/3 of migraine patients.

The best option in my opinion is to find a doctor well versed in headaches such as either a NEUROLOGIST or NEUROLOGIST/HEADACHE SPECIALIST. If these symptoms have come on in the past then, the best thing to get started on would be to keep a detailed diary (downloadable from the internet) of your symptoms especially if XXXXXXX headaches are present. Then, your doctor can analyze the diary along with you to explain whether or not you may be suffering from episodic headaches or chronic headaches.

That way it can be determined whether or not you are best given a regimen of PROPHYLAXIS, ABORTIVE, or a combination of BOTH treatments depending on how your diary and log entries look.

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This query has utilized a total of 43 minutes of professional time in research, review, and synthesis for the purpose of formulating a return statement.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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