Right Ear Pain Until The Face Feels Numb?
, I want to ask my right face feels numb, then there is swelling in my right face, at first I was sick in my right ear, because there was a wound. The pain reaches the back of the head, 2 days after the new tongue is numb then the next day my face feels numb and stiff on the right face, do I also have bells palsy?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Bell's palsy is a disease characterized by paralysis and weakness on one side of the face that is temporary. This condition makes the face look down because of interference with the muscles. The cause of this disorder is still unclear, but Bell's palsy is more common in pregnant women, diabetics, those infected with varicella zoster virus, herpes simplex virus, syphilis, and Lyme disease. In some cases, patients also report experiencing Bell's palsy after the exposed side of the face is exposed to cold air for a long time.
Regarding your case, it is possible that you have Bell's palsy, but from your story, Bell's palsy is not a prime possibility. This is because Bell's palsy is not characterized by a numb face, but a face that is 'down' or can not be moved. Bell's palsy sufferers often misinterpret their condition with a stroke because of their similar appearance. Not a few are also so unable to control the muscles in their faces, they need an eye patch so that one side of the eye does not continue to open because of interference in the ability to blink perfectly.
In addition, Bell's palsy is usually not preceded by pain in the right ear and should also not be followed by swelling. Therefore, there may be other conditions that you experience, and it is related to disorders of the nerve, can be a nerve infection that begins with an ear infection, nerve pressure by tumors or bumps / swelling on the face, or certain bacterial infections due to tick bites.
Our advice, check yourself with a neurologist to find out about the tendency of the disease. By checking directly, misunderstandings can be minimized and you can immediately get the right treatment. In the meantime, there's no need to worry too much, and since the condition is still unclear, you should immediately consult a neurologist whenever you get the chance. So, hopefully answering your question.