The Causes And Ways To Overcome Tongue Numbness, Mouth Opening, Eyes Are Difficult To Close?

Good morning,. I am Galena, I have experienced numbness in my left tongue for 3 days, the last 2 days my mouth has become tilted and my left eye is hard to close and it keeps watering, my left face is also difficult to express. These symptoms occur shortly after I eat spicy food. my question, what kind of illness is it and what is the cure for?

1 Answer:

Hello Chantika,


Thank you for the question.

A tongue that feels numb, mouths open, eyes are difficult to close and runny, it is also difficult to express what feels on one side of the face, most likely indicates that you have Bell's palsy, which is a weakness or paralysis of facial muscles caused by inflammation and swelling of the nerves that arrange it. This condition is actually not related to your eating spicy food habits. According to many sources, Bell's palsy appears related to viral infections, especially herpes viruses, mumps, cytomegalovirus, influenza B, adenoviruses, and many other types of viruses.


In addition to Bell's fake, complaints that you experience can also arise due to other conditions, such as transient ischemic attack, stroke, benign or malignant brain tumor, cerebral aneurysm, meningitis, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Wegener's vasculitis, head injury, tetanus , etc.


If it's true Bell's palsy is the cause of your complaints, often this condition is harmless and can heal as long as it's handled properly, and your immune system is good. However, if it turns out to be another cause of your condition, of course the conditions can be different. Therefore, to distinguish it, it's good to check yourself directly to the doctor or neurologist.


In the meantime, what needs to be done is:

do not panic
Compress warm and cold (alternately) the side of your face that has complaints, while massaging slowly
Close your eyes that cannot be closed, such as by using special eye patches, so as not to enter foreign objects
Maintain endurance, that is by getting enough sleep, eating a variety of nutritious foods, and living a healthy lifestyle

Hope this helps ...

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