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What to do if I have mild paresthesia will a novocaine shot make it worse?

What to do if I have mild paresthesia will a novocaine shot make it worse?

Paresthesia and shot: It depends where your paresthesia is and where the novocaine shot will be. If your paresthesia is localized to a specific area and the shot will be in a different area of the body, then the chances are that the paresthesia will probably not get worse temporarily. If the paresthesia and shot are in the same area, then there will be an increase in the numbness in that area for a few hours. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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Hi, I'm on day 8 of a shingles outbreak on C2. Antivirals started immediately. Mild headaches & paresthesia persist for how long?

Hi, I'm on day 8 of a shingles outbreak on C2. Antivirals started immediately. Mild headaches & paresthesia persist for how long?

10-14 days: Symptoms of shingles outbreak may last anywhere between 10 -14 days. The earlier the medical treatment is started the better these get resolved. ...Read more

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What are paresthesias?

What are paresthesias?

Nerve pains: Paresthesias are annoying sensations from sensory nerves. ...Read more

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What causes paresthesias?

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

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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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For how long does paresthesia usually last?

For how long does paresthesia usually last?

Few secs to days: Depends upon cause, such as hitting "funny bone", gone within secs, or medication reaction, duration of med effect, or chronic neuropathy, indefinite until fixed. ...Read more