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What does it mean if I have a tingling sensation in my head?

What does it mean if I have a tingling sensation in my head?

Sensitivity, anxiety: Sensation in the scalp is mediated by the trigeminal system, which can cause tingling in the head, even soreness when combing your hair. What activates the trigeminal system? Stress, tension or migraine headaches, gum or tooth disease or recent dental, or a tight headband. The trigeminal system gets stirred up easily by these and other things, but usually comes down in days to weeks. ...Read more

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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 had a tingling sensation in my head for about 12 months , what could this be?

I have had a tingling sensation in my head for about 12 months , what could this be?

Tingling: In order to get an adequate diagnosis you need to check with your physician. He will obtain an adequate history and perform an exam and determine if you need testing to establish a diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities are too numerous and not limited to the : normal (no disease), allergies, allodynia in migraines, diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, skin conditions. ...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'm 25, and fit. For a month I have tingling sensation in my head and left chest, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations, throat heavy, what's wrong?

I'm 25, and fit. For a month I have tingling sensation in my head and left chest, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations, throat heavy, what's wrong?

Multiple symptoms: You should try to examine your own life to see if there have been any recent changes in diet, stress level, supplements, medications. Next, please see your doctor for a thorough exam and blood tests. My greatest suspicion is thyroid dysfunction, but other concerns such as anemia or liver disease or exposure to some toxins might be considered. If it all checks out okay, consider anxiety. ...Read more

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I'm having tingling sensation to my head. And pressure to my nose. JC of asthma and anxiety and being currently treated for Flu A?

I'm having tingling sensation to my head. And pressure to my nose. JC of asthma and anxiety and being currently treated for Flu  A?

Probably side effect: Influenza can be a tricky disease with varied symptoms, including tingling and pressure. This virus can cause some neurological complication as well, although they are generally nog permanent. Depending on the drugs you are on, some drug side effects also include tingling and nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Hi I have had a constant headache for a year & now I have a tingling sensation in the back of my head only last a few short seconds everyday why?

Hi I have had a constant headache for a year & now I have a tingling sensation in the back of my head only last a few short seconds everyday why?

See your Doctor: Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure that the correct treatment is given. See your PCP for consultation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Strange tickling/tingling sensation in my head. Can anyone help me what is happening, what to do?

Strange tickling/tingling sensation in my head. Can anyone help me what is happening, what to do?

In or on your head: In general, tingling sensation is due to irritation of cutaneous nerves to muscle spasm of the scalp muscles. ...Read more

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Iam feeling tingling sensation in my head, legs and shoulders. What is it ?

Iam feeling tingling sensation in my head, legs and shoulders. What is it ?

Tingling: Possible sources are brain, muscle or anxiety. It is highly unlikely that a nerve problem is causing this due to the locations involved. You need to be evaluated by either a pm&r specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more