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People with these symptoms also use Ubie's symptom checker to find possible causes

  • Numbness on the right side of the face

  • Numbness in the right earlobe

  • Numbness in the right temple

  • Numbness in the left earlobe

  • The lower chin becomes numb

  • Numbness in the left temple

  • Numbness on the right cheek

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Edema

  • Seizure attack

  • Recent weight loss

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Low back pain

  • Difficulty breathing / breathlessness

  • Numbness of the body

  • Unexplained weight loss of 5% or more in 1 month

  • Abnormal sensation (tingling, prickling)

  • Involuntary movements

  • Fainting with loss of consciousness

Possible Causes

  • Diabetes mellitus (DM)

    A disease where blood sugar levels are abnormally high, due to problems with insulin production or resistance. There are often no symptoms until the condition has worsened, hence regular screening is important.

  • Neuropathic pain

    Neuropathic pain is a type of pain caused by nerve damage or a problem with the nervous system. it's characterized by burning, tingling, sharp, or stabbing pain (even if touched gently) which can be continuous or intermittent (comes and goes) and worse at rest or night. Common causes of neuropathic pain include viral infections, cancer, vascular malformations, alcoholism, diabetes nerve pressure or nerve damage after surgery or trauma, neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

  • Chronic pain

    Pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away. It interferes with daily life and can lead to depression and anxiety.

  • Shingles
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Hypocalcemia

  • Menopausal syndrome

Related Serious Diseases

  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where brain activity becomes abnormal. This can cause seizures of varying lengths of time and severity. Epilepsy can affect people of any age and may occur due to genetic disorders or brain injury such as stroke.

  • Chronic subdural hematoma

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have numbness anywhere on your face?

  • Do you have problems focusing or a reduced sense of awareness in your surroundings?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have slurred speech?

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Neurology

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