What other symptoms might occur with numb lips?
Numb lips may accompany other symptoms, which will vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect the lips and mouth may also involve other body systems. Some symptoms that may accompany numb lips may indicate a serious or life-threatening condition.
Lip symptoms that may occur along with numb lips
Numb lips may accompany other symptoms affecting the lips including:
Pins-and-needles (prickling) sensation
Redness, warmth or swelling
- Tingling or other unusual sensations
Neurological symptoms that may occur along with numb lips
Numb lips may accompany other symptoms affecting the nervous system including:
Balance problems, difficulty walking, and falls
Loss of muscle coordination
Muscle twitching, spasms or seizures
- Muscle weakness
Digestive symptoms that may occur along with numb lips
Numb lips may accompany symptoms affecting the digestive system including:
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, numb lips may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms:
Garbled or slurred speech or inability to speak
Respiratory or breathing problems such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, labored breathing, wheezing, not breathing, choking
- Sudden swelling of face, lips or tongue
What are numb lips?
Numb lips are a symptom in which you experience an abnormal sensation in your lips. You may experience numb lips as a complete or partial lack of feeling in your lips.
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What causes numb lips?
There are many causes of numb lips; they range from mild to serious. Serious causes of numb lips include allergic reactions and neuropathy, in which nerves cannot carry a signal between the lips and the brain.
Common causes of numb lipsCommon causes of numb lips include:
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