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I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple. What could cause this?

I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple.  What could cause this?

TMD ?: 26 y female has "tingly crawling sensation" around temple; apparently one-sided. Paresthesias caused by chronic muscle spasm might be etiologic. Chronic muscle spasm is a signature symptom of Temporomandibular Joint disorder, wherein the ipsilateral Masseter muscle is chronically spastic. See comments: ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I am getting some tingling on the left side of my head. Behind the ears and sometimes near my temple. It feels like it spreads to the side of my neck and head but that has stopped. What is the cause?

I am getting some tingling on the left side of my head. Behind the ears and sometimes near my temple. It feels like it spreads to the side of my neck and head but that has stopped. What is the cause?

Prob nerve pressure: It is hard to be specific without examination. You may need an MRI for a definitive diagnosis. The good news is that in most cases, involving disc narrowing causing nerve compression, non surgical treatment with physical therapy usually suffices. ...Read more

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Hi .Was trying to sleep , grinding teeth off/on then felt burning sensation & tingling near temple area. Then in bed, woke up .palpations , & tingling , burning ache everywhere ? Could TMJ cause this?

Hi .Was trying to sleep , grinding teeth off/on then felt burning sensation & tingling near temple area. Then in bed, woke up .palpations , & tingling , burning ache everywhere ? Could TMJ cause this?

TMJ not the cause: TMJ would not be a cause of palpitations and aching all over. Why not clear the TMJ? Draw a vertical line on your mirror. practice relaxing your jaw so that it opens midline. see www.grossaninstitute.com for more details. ...Read more

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I have a sensation like something is crawling on my left temple. Basically a tingling sensation that happens every few minutes? What could it be?

Ans: Best to see your doctor here. The temporal artery runs here and you may be feeling this as blood flows through if it is tortuous Best for you to get a good exam and history to see if there are any other symptoms. This would be most important. After this is ruled out may just be simple spasms ...Read more

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I have had a weird tingling on the left side of my head, mostly near my temple, for the past few days. It seems to come in spurts. No trauma.

I have had a weird tingling on the left side of my head, mostly near my temple, for the past few days. It seems to come in spurts. No trauma.

Temple tingling: A few different things come to mind. Sometimes eye fatigue can cause twitching and tingling in the muscles surrounding the eye. Shingles can present with tingling and burning in the few days before a rash comes out. Even with no trauma, superficial nerve compression in the area can give tingling - like sleeping on that side, using a headband or hat. See your doc if no improvement! ...Read more