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    What causes tingling sensation on left lower face while having high BP?

My brother is 64 with High BP on meds. Today and yesterday he is stating he is having unilateral numbness and tingling of his left lower face. . No complaints of pain or asymmetry of his face or else where. Should he speak medical care today. Leslie,RN
Tue, 5 Apr 2016
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Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have tingling sensation on left lower face while having high BP, because of nerve impingement or pressure on facial nerve which can lead to facial paralysis or bell's palsy . The symptoms can also occur due to condition like stroke and heart attack , so consult cardiologist for this without any delay . Visit neurologist once and get it examined to rule out nerve compression , neuralgia or other conditions like neuropathy and rule out sinusitis . Go for physical therapy of facial muscles. Avoid opening mouth extreme wide while jawing. If it is not due to nerve and due to dental infection then consult dentist once and get it examined. Doctor may prescribe OPG of .It could be related to stroke. Neurotropic medication such as nerve supplement , methylcobalamin is effective to improve your symptoms.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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