Numbing or Tingling Tongue Sensation

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At times do you ever experience sensations of numbness or tingle on your tongue? Experiencing feelings of pins and needs on your arms or legs is common, but has it ever happened to your tongue? There are numerous reasons why sometimes you may feel the unusual feeling, but it resolves on its own with no further complications or severe issues. However, it would be best if you considered that it might indicate something more severe, like an underlying condition. Let’s look at some factors where you may understand more about tingling or numbness on your tongue.

  • Vitamin and Minerals Deficiencies – If your body does not acquire the proper vitamins and minerals, it will not function properly.
  • Canker Sore – This can occur anywhere in your mouth, whether it’s on your mouth, gums, cheeks, or under your tongue. They typically go away on their own and heal within a week or more.
  • Hypoglycemia – You may experience more of the tingling sensation in your mouth, fingers, and toes if you lack calcium in your blood. However, this is usually caused by underlying medical conditions such as kidney disease, pancreatitis, or cancer treatments.
  • Migraines – Intense headaches that can range in many symptoms, including tingling or numbness of the tongue. Others may experience extreme sounds and light sensitivities, causing nausea and vomiting.
  • Allergic Reaction – Can significantly affect your tongue, causing it to tingle or swell.

Other symptoms include psychological conditions, seizures, stroke, nerve damage, oral cancer, multiple sclerosis.
You should always monitor and try to find a diagnosis for the numbness and tingle on your tongue. In most common cases, when you bite your tongue, it will cause pain and discomfort on your tongue, but it tends to heal quickly within a few days. However, if it does not go away or show signs of improvement, you should contact your doctor immediately to have the issues assessed.
You should see your doctor when:

  • It persists for several days without signs of improvement
  • Symptoms and feelings can not be explained
  • Sensation spreads or becomes a recurring issue
  • Developing other health problems because of it
  • Impacts on daily life abilities such as eating, drinking, or talking.

Treatments will vary depending on each individual’s symptoms.

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