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What could cause a quarter sized tingling spot on back of head? Could it be related to the fact that i'm sleep deprived?

What could cause a quarter sized tingling spot on back of head? Could it be related to the fact that i'm sleep deprived?

Superficial nerve: This sounds like merely an irritable, superficial nerve in your scalp and probably is not related to being sleep deprived. If symptoms worsen or headaches develop, have a physician check it. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Do babies get flat spots on their heads if they sleep on their backs?

Do babies get flat spots on their heads if they sleep on their backs?

Yes: Some babies develop a flattened head (positional plagiocephaly) due to spending a lot of time on their backs. The soft bones of the scalp facilitate brain growth during the first year and can be molded during this time. Make sure to rotate sleeping positions and give your baby supervised tummy time while awake. ...Read more

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I've been sleeping for more than 11 hours. I can't seem to get myself up. I always just go back to sleep. When I wake up my body hurts and head kill?

I've been sleeping for more than 11 hours. I can't seem to get myself up. I always just go back to sleep. When I wake up my body hurts and head kill?

Have someone: take you to a doctor to be evaluated. There is not enough information to make a diagnosis, but what you have given is enough to warrant a medical evaluation. Could be an infection, sleep disorder, thyroid problem, the list goes on... Hope you get evaluated and feel back to normal soon! ...Read more

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I just got a nightmare and I am afraid of getting back to sleep! what can I do to take my mind off of this?

I just got a nightmare and I am afraid of getting back to sleep! what can I do to take my mind off of this?

Nightmares: Realize that nightmares are cues to what may be troubling us and if utilized provide clues as to what we need to discuss and work through in our lives. The actual content is very unlikely to occur in your life. Talk through all you remember with a close friend and see if you can identify what is distressing you. Best. ...Read more

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Why do I awaken after 2 or so hours of sleep feeling like i could tear someone's face off achy then fight to get back to sleep?

Why do I awaken after 2 or so hours of sleep feeling like i could tear someone's face off achy then fight to get back to sleep?

Not sure: Have you ever been evaluated by a sleep specialist? There are several sleep disorders that manifest in unusual ways. Call your family doctor, and see who they'd recommend that you see in your community. ...Read more

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My husband just elbowed my 1 year old in the face. Hard. He turned really fast. My son started crying but then went back to sleep. Is he okay??

My husband just elbowed my 1 year old in the face. Hard. He turned really fast. My son started crying but then went back to sleep. Is he okay??

Almost certainly : Children cry for lots of reasons. The fact that your child cried right away implies that he didn't lose consciousness. If he has no purplish discoloration over the course of the next few hours then I wouldn't worry. If when he awakens he is really irritable and you can't calm him down I would have him see his doc. ...Read more

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I just woke up in the middle of the night to my throat being full of mucus. When i spit it out and tried to go back to sleep my left nostril started to burn when i breathed through it and my left eye tears up as well. I was told water, nasel sprays,neti p

I just woke up in the middle of the night to my throat being full of mucus. When i spit it out and tried to go back to sleep my left nostril started to burn when i breathed through it and my left eye tears up as well. I was told water, nasel sprays,neti p

All connected : If you get out an anatomy picture of your head you will see that your throat, nasal passages, and eye sockets are all connected. So when you have fluid in one of those spaces it not infrequently migrates to another. So sorry but that's our anatomy. The good thing is that "colds" are time limited infections. It will get better on its own. ...Read more

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3yr old put skittle up nose. Dr couldn't see it, sent us home. He woke up screaming saying his nose hurt, went back to sleep. Should I take him to ER?

3yr old put skittle up nose. Dr couldn't see it, sent us home. He woke up screaming saying his nose hurt, went back to sleep. Should I take him to ER?

Mother's Kiss: This is a common age that kids put stuff up their nose. Mother's Kiss is a maneuver that works well to easily remove most foreign bodies like this. Either inbox me or schedule appt with me, and I can walk you through it; I cannot give medical advice through this board. In meantime, if child develops difficulty breathing, go straight to ER. ...Read more

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Had a mild night sweat - not drenching, just moist. Went right back to sleep. Woke up in morning with puke taste in mouth. Is GERD causing night sweat?

Yes.: It can do this. May also want to consider that anxiety could do this as well. There is certainly a link between anxiety an severity of perceived symptoms. ...Read more

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I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When i get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then i can go back to sleep ?

I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When i get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then i can go back to sleep ?

Could be your neck: Positional headaches such as you describe likely are neck related. Pain generators in posterior neck often refer symptoms to behind one or other eye. ...Read more

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When in tired and I try to lay down and sleep sometime I hear thesse pops in my head followed by like a warm sensation at the spot where it happens. What could this be?

When in tired and I try to lay down and sleep sometime I hear thesse pops in my head followed by like a warm sensation at the spot where it happens. What could this be?

Sinus disease: This sounds like you may have fluid in your sinuses that drains when you change positions. This is a guess but I am not aware of any other things this may be. Does not sound life threatening. ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy skin can't sleep at night at all really small spots mostly on my back stomach near my vagina and thighs i honestly don't know nei?

I have extremely itchy skin can't sleep at night at all really small spots mostly on my back stomach near my vagina and thighs i honestly don't know nei?

Night itching: You may have an infestation of itch mite. They usually are very active at night and cause intense itching at night. See your doctor or dermatologist for special prescriptions and help. Meanwhile try painting tincture of iodine all over spotted area and repeat three times per night. ...Read more

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Got hit on the side of my face w/ baseball, spot started swelling immediately, 4 hrs later still swollen, no blood though. should i sleep it off?

Got hit on the side of my face w/ baseball, spot started swelling immediately, 4 hrs later still swollen, no blood though. should i sleep it off?

Swelling on face: Swelling and bruising is a sign of bleeding under skin. If you have problem with vision or opening or closing your mouth you should see some one a physician or Oral surgeon to have facial bones checked. It is possible you can have a fracture of one of the facial bones. ...Read more

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