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Question: I started experiencing
facial numbness and tingling on the right side of my face about three
weeks ago. It started directly under my right eye and right side of
my nose and has now spread to the right side of cheek and lip. Even
the side of my right lip and gum area is numb. Painful tingling comes
and goes. I ignored it thinking that it would pass but now when I wake
up my vision is really blurred and the numbness and tingling seem to
be getting worse. This is really beginning to scare me.
Also this may not be related
but I am having sharp pain in my right kidney area. It hurts when I
inhale and it's extremely sore. Please Help
Lyme disease can cause facial
numbness tingling on the right side of the face or left side and kidney
It is usually misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia and anxiety.
Temporary paralysis of one side of the face is called "Bell's Palsy".
Numbness may occur weeks, months or even years after an untreated infection.
Lyme disease (Borreliosis) is a bacterial infection , caused by spirochete
If you live in grassy and wooded areas you're more likely to get Lyme
If ignored, the early symptoms may disappear, but more serious problems
can develop months to years later.
The absence of symptoms doesn't mean the disease is gone. Left untreated,
Lyme disease can spread to the rest of your body from several months to
years after infection causing arthritis and nervous system problems.
Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics.
"Bell's Palsy" is due to viral inflammation along the facial
nerve due to a Herpes Simplex virus.
Since the facial nerve controls closure of the eyelid, paralysis of the
face can lead to incomplete lid closure and drying of the cornea (the
clear covering over the pupil).
You must be vigilant in watching
for this potentially complication
Be aware that Steroids are contraindicated allow the spirochetes to reproduce
in a body without immune protection
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