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What does it mean when your fingertips tingle and itch?

What does it mean when your fingertips tingle and itch?

Nerve irritation: See your doctor to determine why you are getting these symptoms- it could be primarily from the nerves, or secondarily (it the blood flow is not nourishing the nerves adequately). They may refer you to a neurologist or physiatrist for further work-up/treatment. ...Read more

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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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I was in the heat all day. I have a small sunburn. But now my right arm hurts, and fingertips tingle like I hurt it when I did not. Type 1 diabetic ?

I was in the heat all day. I have a small sunburn. But now my right arm hurts, and fingertips tingle like I hurt it when I did not. Type 1 diabetic ?

Tingling from edema: Bing in the heat all day with sunburn suggests some dehydration possible, and drinking water is key. The tissues of the arm are prone to swelling and that can cause the "right arm" pain and tingling fingers. One would suggest elevation of the arm to decrease swelling, squeezing a nerf ball, 20 min ice and 20 min off. With decrease swelling, the pain should subside. Type I diabetic risks infection ...Read more

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I have sudden tingling in my fingertips.?

I have sudden tingling in my fingertips.?

Several reasons: We all get tinfling in our fingers occasionally but if it stays or reoccurs frequently it is worth getting it checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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Why is there tingling in all of my fingertips?

Why is there tingling in all of my fingertips?

Nerve compression: You might be suffering from carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. I would recommend an evaluation with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have tingling in my fingertips when i'm upset, anxious, etc ?

What does it mean when I have tingling in my fingertips when i'm upset, anxious, etc  ?

Upset ; anxious: Tingling in your fingertips when upset and anxious could mean that you're hyperventilating. Temporary chemical changes in your body are happening that result in your physical symptoms. These would be breathing off co2, followed by shifts of important electrolytes like calcium, potassium, and phosphate. Symptoms should dissipate when you calm down. See your doctor for concerns. ...Read more

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Tingling from elbow to fingertips means what?

Tingling from elbow to fingertips means what?

incomplete info.: See a neurologist. If only pinky and ring fingers are numb then ulnar nerve could be pinched at elbow. If other fingers are also numb then pinched nerves could be in neck. ...Read more

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Sudden tingling in my fingertips before bed this evening ?

Sudden tingling in my fingertips
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Difficult to say: Tingling in all the fingertips of both hands can be caused by neurapthy (but this is gradual onset) , by certian medications, and by anxiety with hyperventilation. If it just one hand, then problems with the nerves on one side can be the culprit - carpal tunnel syndrome, other causes of nerve irritation. If it persists you may want to get it looked at. ...Read more

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Since yesterday I have tingling in my index fingertip only and only when I put pressure on it. Should I be concerned?Thank you. Happy holidays

Tingling on fingetip: Did you get a splinter? May have small ganglioma in finger and when you press you are irritating the nerve. if persists for several days would check it out to exclude other conditions like vasculitis, mass,arthritis like condition, if finger gets white /cold persisting numbness seek medical attention same day. ...Read more

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What to do if I get tingling in my fingertips and headaches on left side not at the same time?

What to do if I get tingling in my fingertips and headaches on left side not at the same time?

Maybe one problem: You could have abnormal area of neck, such as mild nerve pinching or problem in shoulder such as brachial plexus irritation, which could provoke both headaches and tingling. Or you might have a mix of migraine and carpal tunnel syndrome. Your doctor should be able to sort all of this out. ...Read more