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The left side of my face just by my mouth, and the left side

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The left side of my face just by my mouth, and the left side of my mouth have suddenly become swollen and numb - just like a dentist injection - but I have not been to the dentist or anything - I have just been at home
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Do you take any medicine of any type?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
do you grind your teeth at night?any other changes in your health lately?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No and No!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
This is very odd. Swelling and numbness indicates a nerve issue.This could be the onset of bell's palsyThis is caused by a virus that infects the facial nervetreatment is steroidsGet in to your GP ASAP. You might steroids.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thanks!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
welcome :)please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it and it is how we are credited for our time/expertise
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