Publication date: Oct 02, 2019
Numbness on the left side of the face can present as a loss of feeling, but it may also produce a tingling or burning sensation. It is also possible for the facial muscles to become paralyzed and unable to move, which can cause one side of the face to droop. Some of the causes of left sided facial numbness are easily treatable, but others are more serious. Following a stroke, paralysis or numbness on one side of the body or face may persist. One possible symptom is a sensation of tingling or numbness in different parts of the body, including the face. Damage to the facial nerve in Bell’s palsy can cause a weakness or paralysis on one side of the face. Some infections can result in symptoms that affect the facial muscles. Without treatment, Lyme disease can progress, potentially causing numbness in one or both sides of the face. The symptoms of shingles typically occur on one side of the body or face, sometimes in just a small area. One of these symptoms is numbness or a tingling sensation that often affects the hands or the face. Numbness on the left side of the face can be a sign of several possible conditions. Numbness on the left side of the face can have a range of different causes, some of which can be serious and require medical attention.