Tongue Numb?

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I’ve been eating for several days without feeling anything, my dad said the food was very spicy but I didn’t feel the spicyness. Why is that?

1 Answer:


First of all, I want to thank you for asking questions on I will try to help answer your question,

The tongue is one of the organs of the body that has a function to taste. Of which there are several causes that can cause damage to this sense of taste, namely,


2.     Smoking

3.    Inflammation of the gums

4.     Poor quality hygiene

5.     Lack of nutrients such as vitamin b 12 or zinc

6.    Diabetes disease

7.     Autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome which causes dry mouth although this is rare

Because there are so many causes that can cause the complaints you are experiencing, you should immediately consult a doctor so that appropriate treatment can be given. The doctor will usually conduct an interview with the complaint, physical examination and supporting examinations such as a complete blood test before giving treatment.

Here are rips for you,

1.     Avoid smoking

2.     Avoid alcohol

3.     Keep your mouth clean, brush your teeth at least 2 times a day

4.     Avoid eating overly stimulating foods such as too hot or spicy

Here's an article that you can try,

Decreased Tongue Function

Don't Forget Tongue Health

So much information that we can convey, hopefully this information can be useful to overcome your complaint.


dr. Radhianie Djan, BmedSc

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