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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Overview)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this sensation is called "paresthesia".


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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
1,085 Doctors shared insights

Paresthesia (Overview)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this sensation is called "paresthesia".


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What is paresthesia?

What is paresthesia?

Numbness: ; tingling, not a diagnosis, just a symptom. ...Read more

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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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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 is paresthesia?

Numbness: ; tingling, not a diagnosis, just a symptom. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of paresthesias?

What are the symptoms of paresthesias?

Sensory!!: Paraesthesia means abnormal sensation (numbness, tingling etc). ...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

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What is the definition or description of: Paresthesia?

What is the definition or description of: Paresthesia?

Abnormal sensation: Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this sensation is called "paresthesia". ...Read more

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What does a person suffering from paresthesia actually feel?

Numbness to the area: Paresthesia is a numb feeling to the affected area. The numbness can be profound and the person feel no sensation at all, or it may be mild such as a pins-and-needles feeling. In any event, the paresthesia is usually transitory and will go away with the passage of time. However, severe trauma may cause a permanent paresthesia. It all depends on the amount of the injury to the nerve. ...Read more

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What does it mean paresthesias and hypethesia in bilateral lower extremeties, left greater than right?

What does it mean paresthesias and hypethesia in bilateral lower extremeties, left greater than right?

Paresthesias=: ANY abnormal sensations...Hyepthesia means HEIGHTENED sensation. Eg pain, sensitivity to heat/cold

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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For the last couple months, in situations when I would normally feel excited or energized, I am just having paresthesias instead. What could this be?

For the last couple months, in situations when I would normally feel excited or energized, I am just having paresthesias instead. What could this be?

Get checked.: The first step is to get a good history and physical, with appropriate lab work. Stop alcohol and drug use. Avoid supplements other than a basic vitamin. If you are any new meds, check with your doc and see if is had side effects like this. If that is all negative, this may be due to depression which can present atypically in this way. Exercise properly, eat well, get good quality sleep ...Read more

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Herpetic paresthesias what is it?

Herpetic paresthesias what is it?

Irritated nerves: Post herpetic neuralgia from shingles is nerve pain from the inflamed nerves involved. ...Read more

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What are perioral paresthesias?

What are perioral paresthesias?

Tingles around mouth: Perioral paresthesias are sensations of numbness and tingling around the mouth. They can be triggered by hyperventilation (e.g. During panic attacks) or by some medications, such as topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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How long does herpes paresthesia last?

How long does herpes paresthesia last?

Hsv: Usually herpes paresthesia starts before skin lesions are seen and lasts throughout the outbreak in recurrent hsv. Total time ranges between 7-10 days. In a primary outbreak, the paresthesia can last longer. ...Read more

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Perioral paresthesias what is it from?

Perioral paresthesias what is it from?

Tingles around mouth: Perioral paresthesias are sensations of numbness and tingling around the mouth. They can be triggered by hyperventilation (e.g. During panic attacks) or by some medications, such as topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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Can cyclobenzaprine help paresthesia?

Typically not: It is more for spasms. See you doctor for recommendations for better treatments for paresthesia. As well as to identify the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis code for left-sided paresthesias?

Diagnosis code: The diagnosis code depends on the the most specific underlying cause or i.e. Diagnosis. If you cannot determine a cause, then 'sensory disturbance' as a more general cause can be used. ...Read more

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How do I stop gum paresthesia? Its so annoying. Help me please.

How do I stop gum paresthesia? Its so annoying. Help me please.

See Neurologist: An appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on the accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. See a neurologist for consultation. ...Read more

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I have paresthesia (pin prick sensations) all over. Should I be concerned?

I have paresthesia (pin prick sensations) all over. Should I be concerned?

Thorough Exam: Pin prick sensations in the hands/fingers, feet/toes are often a sign of spinal problems such as disc bulges or stenosis. If you have those sensations else where it can be more concerning. Nonetheless, getting a full and complete history would be helpful. Get evaluated thoroughly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the medical terms "paresthesias" and "dysesthesias"?

Itching versus pain: Paresthesias refer to abnormal sensation "numbness and tingling" which can be annoying. Dysesthesias are a more intense version of the same sensation which you would call painful. The sensations run on the same nerve endings, again one is just more intense than the other. ...Read more

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Experiencing full body paresthesia symptoms late in the day/at night only. Could this be a cortisol problem? Other possibilities?

Experiencing full body paresthesia symptoms late in the day/at night only. Could this be a cortisol problem? Other possibilities?

Easy to find out: Have an AM cortisol level checked as well as calcium level drawn. Discuss your parasthesias with your doctor. Induced acid base disturbances (hyperventilation and medication use) can affect calcium binding and produce total body parasthesias. This usually resolves with CO2 capture through re-breathing (eg. Using a small paper bag) if it is due to hyperventilation (breathing too fast or too deep) ...Read more

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Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.

Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.

Yes: I would be happy to help with a more detailed history on healthtap prime ad there are many reasons for paresthesia of the back I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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