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What causes tingling and numbness in face with history of concussion?

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trans. ref. HCM71396. I fell a few months ago and had a concussion. now my right side of my face keeps becoming tingly, numb, and feels like my eye, nose, and lips are effected be it. it comes and goes. should I be worried?
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 in Brain and Spine
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Neuropathy is the cause due to trauma/diabetes

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query, medical history and understand your concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of neuropathy of facial nerve most likely due to trauma or may be because of chronic diabetes.
It needs urgent care as further progression may lead to difficulty in chewing of food, incomplete closure of eyes leading to eye damage.
Hope this helps.
Take care
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