Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview

Tingling of the Face (bilateral) Overview

What is tingling of the face (bilateral)?
A person with tingling of the face (bilateral) has an abnormal feeling or sensation on the surface of the skin on both sides of the face. Causes of tingling of the face (bilateral) include diabetic neuropathy, alcoholic neuropathy, a drug side effect, multiple sclerosis, and panic attacks.

What are the symptoms of tingling of the face (bilateral)?
Symptoms of facial numbness (bilateral) depend on the underlying cause. Symptoms that occur with tingling of the face may include facial pain, facial swelling, and facial tenderness. Additional symptoms may include headache, rash, facial numbness (bilateral), and facial weakness (bilateral).

How does the doctor treat tingling of the face (bilateral)?
Treatment for tingling of the face (bilateral) depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for tingling of the face may include medication, physical therapy or vitamin supplements. Medications that may be used to treat painful tingling of the face include narcotic pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, tricyclic antidepressants, and anticonvulsant medications.

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