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What could be the reason for numb feeling in upper mouth?

Hello. I have been having a numb feeling in my mouth for some 2 days now. Its like if I m under anesthesia. Feel the numbness when I drink water though I don t get any trouble eating etc. When I do drink hot water i don t feel the numbness in my mouth. I have sinus inflammation quite often & have been on treatment for acid reflux for a while. Any help would be appreciated!
Thu, 5 May 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
u have alter sensorium due to cold thing
it may be due to reccurent sinus infection
avoid cold drink and food
better to consult doctor for same
do face muscle exercise like blowing,whistling etc
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Hi,

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With the brief history you have mentioned I would recommend you to consult your ENT specialist for further investigations and management. Depending upon your age, history and findings you might require a CT scan of the paranasal sinuses.

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Dr. Naveen Kumar
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