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Paraesthesia (Overview)

Term implies abnormal function of either central or peripheral nerves, causing peculiar sensations, such as tingling pins and needles, or even altered perceptions such as to temperature. It is a nonspecific, and non diagnostic set of symptoms.


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What kind of treatment for paresthesia?

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

Paraesthesia (Overview)

Term implies abnormal function of either central or peripheral nerves, causing peculiar sensations, such as tingling pins and needles, or even altered perceptions such as to temperature. It is a nonspecific, and non diagnostic set of symptoms.


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What treatments are available in order to permanently remove painful paresthesia?

What treatments are available in order to permanently remove painful paresthesia?

Diagnose cause 1st: There are many reasons for nerve pain, so a thorough history and physical by your physician is important. Depending on the location, intensity, and frequency of your pain, there are medications and other non-invasive treatments that can be helpful. Figure out what is going on first before considering treatments and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Aleve (naproxen) help cure paraesthesia?

Can Aleve (naproxen) help cure paraesthesia?

Non-specific: Paresthesias may have the pain components partially relieved by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, but the important element here is to determine why you are having paresthesias. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Is c4-5 disc herniation related to lower limb paraesthesia? How long does it take for paraesthesias to get to normal after artificial disc replacement

Is c4-5 disc herniation related to lower limb paraesthesia? How long does it take for paraesthesias to get to normal after artificial disc replacement

Yes, it can.: A c4-5 disc herniation can cause compression of the spinal cord leading to lower limb symptoms including pain, numbness, and weakness. Assuming there is no longer any pressure on your spinal cord, it can take as long as one year (or even longer) for symptoms to improve. Weakness and numbness typically take the longest to return. Some symptoms may even be permanent even after surgery. ...Read more

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How can i treat paraesthesia?

How can i treat paraesthesia?

Pins & needles: Target the cause & treat that.

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With the resulting paraesthesia?

Be more specific: Please be more specific regarding the subject of your question. It's not at all clear as to what your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Anybody experience this type of paraesthesia?

Please be specific: Please be more specific regarding your symptoms. This will help us better in understanding your problem and directing towards right treatment. ...Read more

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Paraesthesia is destroying my life. Please help me!?

Depends what the: Parasthesias are from. Desensitization has shown some benefit in a few patients. Some anti-epileptics like Gabapentin can be helpful. If they are not, consider topical pain creams that contain different neuromodulators. Discuss these with you physician some of these options. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: paraesthesia?

What is the definition or description of: paraesthesia?

Altered sensation: Term implies abnormal function of either central or peripheral nerves, causing peculiar sensations, such as tingling pins and needles, or even altered perceptions such as to temperature. It is a nonspecific, and non diagnostic set of symptoms. ...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