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what is paresthesia?

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Abnormal feeling: Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation usually numbness, tingling or burning often felt in arms or legs. It can be temporary, such as your foot "falling asleep" from sitting on it, or permanent from nerve damage. It can also be from vitamin deficiencies or vitamin b6 excess (100+ mg/ day for a long time). Deficiencies are correctable, b6 overdose is not. If it persists, see your doctor soon.
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Numbness: ; tingling, not a diagnosis, just a symptom.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Herpetic paresthesias what is it?

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Irritated nerves: Post herpetic neuralgia from shingles is nerve pain from the inflamed nerves involved.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What kind of treatment for paresthesia?

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Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dentistry 46 years experience
Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What treatment is available for paresthesia?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on Diagnosis: A cortisone shot or block might help.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of paresthesia?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Nerve: Nerve irritation or compression will cause a paresthesia in the distribution of the nerve.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

What are some causes of paresthesia?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
There are many: The most worrisome are either stroke or diabetes. Others include sleeping or laying on an extremity (so-called "Saturday night palsy"), and certain electrolyte imbalances. If your paresthesia continues, see your doctor so you can get a complete exam. Hope this helps!

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