Tingling lips may develop as a sort of symptom before the allergies, imbalances in the blood chemistry, as well as various problems that may occur neurologically. It is a feeling of "pins and needles" in your lips. It becomes extremely vital to visit a physician, when symptoms such as numbness, heat, and tingling as well as other sensations occur which cause irritation in the lips and thus examination by a doctor becomes extremely important.
SYMPTOMS OF TINGLING LIPS
Tingling lips may accompany various other symptoms relating to the other body systems:
- Changes in sensation
- Pain in the nerves
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
- Muscle weakness
- Numbness of tingling in other parts of the body
CAUSES OF TINGLING LIPS
Allergies to food are one of the most common causes of tingling lips. Lips are extremely sensitive and allergy or reaction on the lips occurs as the first sign of warning, when individuals eat foods that they are allergic to. Food allergies may differ on the basis of relentlessness and very often such allergies are restricted to discomfort which is often very mild and occurs around the mouth and lips. But sometimes such allergies maybe followed by symptoms which are severe, like rash or airway closure.
Infections maybe considered as another vital cause for the tingling lips, especially herpes. Various types of bacterial, fungal as well as viral infections of the mouth maybe noticed by individuals with herpes. Lips can also become very itchy, along with the discoloration of the lips, lesions and sometimes even strong smells can grow.
When tingling of lips occurs as a result of change in the levels of calcium, the blood chemistry plays a major role. Tingling lips maybe a symptom of hormonal imbalances. Raynaud's phenomenon is another probable cause which results in numbness, tingling and discomfort. Individuals suffering from extreme colds might also experience tingled lips, without any casual pathology as the body reacts to the cold.
Tingling, numbness as well as other atypical feelings may occur as a result of the extremities when an individual suffers from attacks of panic. When panic attacks, the body is flooded with hormones, when the "flight or fight" response grows. The physical symptoms of a panic attack may sometimes be very severe.
Too much consumption of alcohol results in the loss of sensation of the various parts of the body including the lips. Therefore in order to reduce the discomfort caused by numb lips, the consumption of alcohol must be limited.
TREATMENT FOR TINGLING LIPS
If an individual suffers from lips that tingle, then he must consult a physician so as to explore the casual reasons, because tingling of lips is a symptom or sign and not an illness. Thereby the identification of the illness through the symptom becomes extremely important, in order to undergo a proper treatment. Few remedies that help to avoid the occurrence of tingling lips are:
Antihistamine is the most common medication for the relief of allergies, and thus is most commonly recommended by physicians.
If diabetes is causing peripheral neuropathy, the blood glucose levels need to be checked in order to stop the recurrence of tingling lips.
Individuals who suffer from panic attacks must practice yoga and other techniques for relaxation, in order to overcome the problems relating to stress and thereby the occurrence of tingling lips.
- Various herbal remedies also help to cure herpes, which sometimes results in tingling lips.
- The toothbrush should be changed on a regular basis as old tooth brushes invite organisms that cause cold sores and thrush.
- Salty and acidic food must be avoided as it further aggravates the pain and sensitivity associated with this condition.
- Carbonated drinks must also be avoided in such conditions.
- Petroleum jelly must be frequently applied to heal cracks and prevent numbness.
- Foods rich in vitamin B must be consumed which includes cheese, yogurt, whole eggs, fish spinach and carrot.
Women who apply too much of cosmetics such as lipsticks and lip glosses must reduce the usage of such cosmetics as they contain various kind of chemical substances which temporarily enhance the beauty of the lips but may sometimes cause damages such as the tingling of lips.
By following these few very simple remedies one can surely reduce the recurrence of tingling lips as these few treatment techniques are extremely safe and effective. These remedies will surely help you to treat and heal the tingled lips.
Prevention of tingling lips is absolutely not possible. But if an individual maintains a healthy lifestyle, with a balanced diet, proper exercising and prevents taking too much of stress and tension, then the problem of tingling lips can be greatly reduced.
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I always find it interesting when reading about symptoms and see instructions to see a Dr immediatley if: well i saw my Dr..immediately about 9 times in 3 months and now 15 times in 25 months...Burning itching sting numb swollen lips and face every second of every day..Dr says its probably viral and we may never know!! I saw a Nuerologist at 9 mos..He did motor exam and told me to buy a bike and enjoy life...All dermatologists declined referral( 6)..November 4, 2019 - 12:47pm
I went to a employer Benefit group called best Drs. they pull the data from.my Drs and give me a course of action..They couldnt advise..
All blood work for things is negative multiple times.
There are many days my face feels like its leaking fluid then dries and tightens..Nerves below skin are on fire . It continues to move from start of upper lip to now entire face..I feel tiny lumps like hives under lips. There is no noticeable blemishes although i did have in first 3.months.
Coffee makes it worse..Shaving makes it worse.
I have a appt with MS Dr. At 29 month mark in 2 months.
Even get tingling crawling on eyelids and in nose.
Ears have been super itching for 8 years. Had issues with low Thyroid , low testosterone, diverticultisis, asthma, Fibromyalgia/CFS in past.( never missed work but did it ever hurt and faitigue was exhaustive)
I wont kiss anyone for fear its a virus.
First days of having it, severe tingles, severe headache, extreme fatihgue and nausea all for about 5 weeks...
Was it Epstien Barr? ...Was it Mono..
How do i live? Let a wonderful person in my life walk away due to this..its changed me from being outward to inward ...
Google Candida ! Sounds like your having symptoms I had for many years...February 20, 2020 - 6:53am
For the last 2 and a half weeks, I have been experiencing very dry lips along with a sense of tingling on the inside of my lips (both top and bottom), tingling at the tip of my tongue and dry mouth. Also included are areas of pain in some parts of my lips only. Nothing on the outside of my mouth but on the inside. At first I thought it was dry mouth from smoking cannabis, but I stopped smoking for a couple of days - and I am still experiencing this. It also feels like the inside of my lips are kind of swollen, (like when you eat too much salty food like popcorn or chips). I use inhalers and none of my medication has changed. I don't know what this is. Would appreciate any help or suggestions.January 29, 2018 - 4:08pm
The tingling sensation in the left side upper lip began after i had an inflammation on the same side which it was caused by a blockage of my salivary gland to my mouth , the left side of my face swelled under my ear and part of my face , i got worried and went the emergency room at the near hospital , i was diagnosed with the blockage above mentioned,the doctor recommended i should gargle with salt and lemon upon returning home , this worked the swelling went down in the next 6 hrs or so i was also advised to contact a nose , ear and throat specialist , i did and i was prescribed 3000 ml of antibiotic pills a day for 10 days , i have also suffer from nasal blockage mostly at night making difficult to breath subsequently it makes my mouth dry every time being that i can only breathe through my mouth . i was prescribed a nasal spray called DYMISTA ,which i started taking after i was done taking the antibiotics prescribed , this spray made my nose bleed immediately and upon reading other side effects from this drug i was alarmed to find out the number of them , nose bleed, nausea , headache , ear ache , plus many more , that after telling the doctor that prescribed this drug twice he finally told to me stop using it , i have experience throughout the last 5 few that tingling sensation , and it getting more frequent . i am worried about it , it reminded me that long ago i had that type of sensation as well stomach burning feeling right before i got feber blisters . Any comments ?December 1, 2016 - 1:47am
I feel my lips numb, my mouth sour and a light headacheOctober 25, 2016 - 10:50pm
Just woke. UpUp my top left side of my lip felt weird i touched t , it felt ike it hurt then i did it again it was pins an needles like if it went to sleep an is coming to ? If that makes any sense, then i went to bathroom had sotomache ain an had bowlmoviivement???February 1, 2016 - 5:37am
Thanks for sharing all this information, great article.
DaisyJanuary 20, 2014 - 6:17am