I fell into a table almost a week ago. My left black eye is gone and my right black eye is healing slowly, but the area around the right side of my upper lip and lower cheek is still tingly/numb. The only bruising/swelling left is around my right eye, and the pain isn't bad anymore. The numbness is just irritating, and am wondering if there's anything I can do to speed up the healing process.
Black Eye and Right Side of Upper Lip is Numb/tingly? (photo)
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Doctor Answers 2
Black Eye and Right Side of Upper Lip is Numb/tingly After hitting Right cheek
Getting hit in the eye of the cheek may cause indirect or direct injury to the nerve giving sensation to the cheek. Occasionally, fracture to the floor of the eye socket cause the eyeball to fall through the floor and the fractured bone can disrupt the nerve before it exists the cheek bone. In the vast number of cases, this resolves by itself. But you should be followed by a Plastic surgeon.
Black Eye and Right Side of Upper Lip is Numb/tingly?
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
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