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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Overview)

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 while after waking up.


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What causes paresthesias?

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

Dr. Gary Pess
1,037 doctors shared insights

Paresthesia (Overview)

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 while after waking up.


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What doctor treats dental paresthesia?

What doctor treats dental paresthesia?

Neurologist: or Orofacial Pain doctors. Chronic paresthesia or intermittent paresthesia over a long period of time is generally a sign of a neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage (e.g. dental implant). ...Read more

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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

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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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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my paresthesias until I can see a doctor?

Let me explian: Paresthesias of the hands and feet are common, transient symptoms of the related conditions of hyperventilation syndrome, often open mouth, and panic attacks. Other common examples occur when sustained pressure has been applied over a nerve. Inhibiting/stimulating its function. Removing the pressure will typically result in gradual relief of these paresthesias.Use Motrin with food. ...Read more

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Neuro. exam norml. Having shaking, muscle twitch, paresthesia, panic atck triggered by anything that effects arousal level (exercise, alcohol, etc.).

Neuro. exam norml.  Having shaking, muscle twitch, paresthesia, panic atck triggered by anything that effects arousal level (exercise, alcohol, etc.).

I am confused: How can the neuro exam be normal with muscle shaking and muscle twitching and paresthesia? Many possiblities, but I suggest ruling out the presence of Lyme disease. ...Read more

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Is full body paresthesia a possible symptom of an adrenal gland problem? Paresthesia happens when I get excited about something.

Is full body paresthesia a possible symptom of an adrenal gland problem?  Paresthesia happens when I get excited about something.

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the flight or fight response which gives rise to many physiological changes include body pains, parasthesia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are paresthesias?

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