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Question: After waking up from sleeping, face feels numb and tingling. It's been going on for 2 days now. What could be the reason for this happening to a 17 year old? Anna

Answer: Dear Anna,

The causes for numbness and tingling in any part of the body can be many. Common causes include:

- Remaining in same position for a long time
- Nerve injury
- Lack of blood supply to affected area
- Certain medications
- Conditions such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, underactive thyroid

It is important to consult a doctor if the above symptoms are accompanied by paralysis, pain, dizziness and other unusual symptoms.

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