What are the causes of tingling of lips?

Updated March 23, 2017

Lip tingling may also be referred to as lip paresthesias. Lip tingling may be the result of a reaction, or it may be a reoccurring symptom of a condition or disease. Treatment for lip tingling depends upon the underlying cause for the sensation.

Allergic Reaction

When the lips come in contact with an allergen or poison, they may tingle. Allergens may include natural substances such as pollen or chemicals such as perfume. Poisons may include household cleaners and pesticides.


Hypocalcaemia is a condition that occurs when levels of blood calcium levels become too low. One symptom of hypocalcaemia is lip paralysis.


Hypoparathyroidism is a condition that occurs when the parathyroid glands fail to produce adequate amounts of its hormone. A symptom of hypoparathyroidism is lip paresthesias.

Raynaud's Phenomenon

Raynaud's phenomenon is a condition that causes blood vessels near the skin's surface to constrict when exposed to cold temperatures. Raynaud's syndrome most commonly affects the toes and fingers but can also affect the face and lips, causing intermittent lip tingling.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a condition that damages nerves throughout the body, often resulting in bothersome sensations throughout the body. If facial nerves are damages, lip tingling may occur.

Panic Attacks

Some individuals may experience lip tingling during a panic attack.

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