The Upper Lip On The Left Feels Cramps, Stiffness And Numbness?
Hello doctor, I’m 19 years old r nSometimes my left upper lip feels cramped and feels like it has been raised and stiff and numb, usually only lasts 3-5 seconds at most r nIn a day it can happen 2-3 times
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Numbness, muscle cramps, numbness, tingling can be a sign or symptom of neuropathy, where neuropathy is a term used for conditions related to neurological neglect.
But complaints such as numb stiff lips, twitching, or like cramps or spasm can be caused by various causes such as habitual factors, or can be a serious problem such as in the brain such as a stroke. But that does not mean spasm or cramps on the lips, numbness means you have a stroke. Many factors cause this condition for example:
Excessive caffeine consumption, excess consumption of caffeine which can be found in coffee, tea, chocolate can cause cramps or twitching of muscles in some people especially when consuming 3 or more cups of coffee per day.
The use of certain drugs, such as steroids, diuretics, estrogen
Lack of potassium levels or potassium deficiency, potassium is an important mineral for the body, if the body is deficient in potassium, it can cause muscle cramps, or twitching including the lip area. Potassium deficiency for example due to lack of intake or because of diarrhea to cause dehydration.
Allergic reactions, numbness or tingling on the lips can be a sign of an allergic reaction, especially when you have previously consumed food, medicine or anything that you have never consumed. Besides these complaints, other complaints that can arise are itching, swelling of the lips.
Bells palsy, paralysis on one side of the facial muscles, besides cramps can not be moved can also experience numbness or tingling for example but occur on one side of the face, not only the forehead lips and cheeks also experience paralysis.
Strokes occur when blood flow and supply to certain parts of the brain are disrupted. Complaints that can arise can be muscle weakness or paralysis, and loss of taste or taste on certain sides of the body.
To make sure the cause needs to be done a physical examination directly on you. Also if there is a suspicion of a medical problem or disease, additional examinations such as a blood laboratory or CT scan of the head are required. Therefore, if the complaint is bothering you, you should consult the nearest doctor for further evaluation.
The cause of your complaints such as lip cramps, nrasa death can be caused by various factors, the treatment carried out will also depend on the cause. Most causes are not dangerous. Here are some ways to prevent or treat twitching or cramping on the lips that you can do at home such as:
Consumption of foods high in potassium levels such as bananas, broccoli, spinach, avocados can help reduce complaints of cramps in the lips if the cause is deficiency of potassium.
Reduce consumption of foods and drinks that contain caffeine. For example reduce coffee consumption, less than 3 glasses per day.
Compress the lips with a cloth or warm towel
If you suspect an allergic reaction, stop immediately or avoid exposure to substances that cause allergies
If the complaint does not improve within a few days, immediately consult a doctor to find out the cause
Although most of the causes of lip cramps are harmless, you also need to be aware of the possibility of other dangerous diseases such as stroke, see your doctor at the emergency room or the nearest health facility if you experience the following symptoms:
Weakness on one side of the face, lips, forehead, eyebrows appear 'drooping'
Tingling, cramps, pain, twitching on one side of the face or one side of the body
Weakness on one side of the body
The above complaint can indicate a serious medical condition, and requires immediate apprehension. Therefore, if you find a complaint above you should immediately see a doctor at the nearest health facility.
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