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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tingling In Temple

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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 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

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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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I have had tingling nose and area near eyes and temples. Also tense neck muscles would that be the cause of the tingling?

I have had tingling nose and area near eyes and temples. Also tense neck muscles would that be the cause of the tingling?

See your doctor: You are describing symptoms that could be from a number of possibilities. This could potentially be from a pinched nerve, TMJ, muscle strain, Bell's palsy, or something more serious. See a doctor to be evaluated further. Best wishes. ...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 an annoying tingling feeling in my scalp by my two temples. It tends to never go away no matter what I do. I want to know if there is a cure fo?

I have an annoying tingling feeling in my scalp by my two temples. It tends to never go away no matter what I do. I want to know if there is a cure fo?

Tingling: Those sensations are suggestive of irritability or irritation of superficial nerves in those areas of the scalp. Could this be due to techniques involved in your hair care, style and treatments? Of course if tingling starts involving other areas of your body, other factors such as neurologic disorders would be considered and consultation with a neurologist advised. ...Read more