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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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What are some causes of paresthesia?

What are some causes of paresthesia?

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! ...Read more

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What are perioral paresthesias?

What are perioral paresthesias?

Tingles around mouth: Perioral paresthesias are sensations of numbness and tingling around the mouth. They can be triggered by hyperventilation (e.g. During panic attacks) or by some medications, such as topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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How long does herpes paresthesia last?

How long does herpes paresthesia last?

Hsv: Usually herpes paresthesia starts before skin lesions are seen and lasts throughout the outbreak in recurrent hsv. Total time ranges between 7-10 days. In a primary outbreak , the paresthesia can last longer. ...Read more

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Perioral paresthesias what is it from?

Perioral paresthesias what is it from?

Tingles around mouth: Perioral paresthesias are sensations of numbness and tingling around the mouth. They can be triggered by hyperventilation (e.g. During panic attacks) or by some medications, such as topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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Can cyclobenzaprine help paresthesia?

Typically not: It is more for spasms. See you doctor for recommendations for better treatments for paresthesia. As well as to identify the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis code for left-sided paresthesias?

Diagnosis code: The diagnosis code depends on the the most specific underlying cause or i.e. Diagnosis. If you cannot determine a cause, then 'sensory disturbance' as a more general cause can be used. ...Read more

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How do I stop gum paresthesia? Its so annoying. Help me please.

How do I stop gum paresthesia? Its so annoying. Help me please.

See Neurologist: An appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on the accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. See a neurologist for consultation. ...Read more

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I have paresthesia (pin prick sensations) all over. Should I be concerned?

I have paresthesia (pin prick sensations) all over. Should I be concerned?

Thorough Exam: Pin prick sensations in the hands/fingers, feet/toes are often a sign of spinal problems such as disc bulges or stenosis. If you have those sensations else where it can be more concerning. Nonetheless, getting a full and complete history would be helpful. Get evaluated thoroughly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the medical terms "paresthesias" and "dysesthesias"?

What is the difference between the medical terms "paresthesias" and "dysesthesias"?

Itching versus pain: Paresthesias refer to abnormal sensation "numbness and tingling" which can be annoying. Dysesthesias are a more intense version of the same sensation which you would call painful. The sensations run on the same nerve endings, again one is just more intense than the other. ...Read more

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Experiencing full body paresthesia symptoms late in the day/at night only. Could this be a cortisol problem? Other possibilities?

Experiencing full body paresthesia symptoms late in the day/at night only.  Could this be a cortisol problem?  Other possibilities?

Easy to find out: Have an AM cortisol level checked as well as calcium level drawn. Discuss your parasthesias with your doctor. Induced acid base disturbances (hyperventilation and medication use) can affect calcium binding and produce total body parasthesias. This usually resolves with CO2 capture through re-breathing (eg. using a small paper bag) if it is due to hyperventilation (breathing too fast or too deep) ...Read more

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Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.

Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.

Yes: I would be happy to help with a more detailed history on healthtap prime ad there are many reasons for paresthesia of the back I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment for paresthesia?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more