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The roof of my mouth is numb and feels similar to when I had my teeth worked on. Also the tip of my tongue feels the same way. I do not have any current health issues except for a pinched nerve in my shoulder area. Just got off prednisone 2 days ago for a rash I had. Just curious if I should be concerned

Doctor's Assistant: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?

Nope. No pain in my mouth. Surgery was done back in may of last year

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Do you have any trouble swallowing?

Also, do you see anything abnormal in the mouth like whitish patches?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No and no
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

So what you're experiencing isn't anything serious. It's hard to say what the cause is exactly but if you recently took prednisone it's common to get numbness after that since it's a medication that acts on the nerves. It's not anything dangerous but it can cause numbness temporarily.

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