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Will smoking cause facial numbness?

I have been smoking cigarettes for a few months now and this has never happened before. But my face just went numb after I smoked my last one and I put it out. I think it s because I was inhaling too much smoke too quickly I m just wondering why my face would go numb
Mon, 12 Oct 2015
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response
not exactly, no.
The sensation in the face is due to three sets of different nerves at least. and there are a pair of nerves for each section (one to the right and one to the left). "THe whole face" would be a very odd distribution of symptoms. Classically is numbness mainly around the mouth. This occurs with hyperventilation.
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it may be due to thiamine deficiency .are you having some other substance like alochol along with smoking. you will have to cut down your smoking and consult general physician first.
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