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Doctor insights on: Prickly Skin Sensation Causes

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What are some causes of a popping prickly sensation in head. It's not an obvious feeling. I also get prickly sensations in my arms at the same time?

What are some causes of a popping prickly sensation in head. It's not an obvious feeling. I also get prickly sensations in my arms at the same time?

This sounds. ..: Quite subtle. Having prickly sensations of the SCALP is not that uncommon but do you really mean within your head? The association of prickly sensations in the arms could be either good (probably) or bad. Good...meaning it is probably a manifestation of anxiety and you can manage. Bad...meaning there's something going on in your head that's affecting your arms. Must see Doc for eval/testing/MRI. ...Read more

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Could prickly inner thigh sensations/pain be caused by driving a lot? Nerve pain etc? Feels like a fiberglass on skin feeling.

Could prickly inner thigh sensations/pain be caused by driving a lot? Nerve pain etc? Feels like a fiberglass on skin feeling.

Move around: You should get out of your car and walk around to get your blood circulating, this sensation can be caused from driving and sitting down for a long period of time. ...Read more

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What causes a floating sensation in your head?

What causes a floating sensation in your head?

Difficult to answer: Difficult to answer without a lot more information. Best to see your physician -- it could be something simple like dehydration, but problems with blood pressure, the heart, and even the brain must be considered. Medications could certainly be responsible as well. Please see your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What causes a feeling of vibrating all over? Is it a skin sensation problem; a skin nerves problem?

What causes a feeling of vibrating all over? Is it a skin sensation problem; a skin nerves problem?

Vibrations in skin: The symptoms of vibrating sensation could suggest nerve pathology. If the area of vibration is localized and does not change, it suggests the sensory nerves supplying that area are getting affected by either compression or some other pathology. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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The weird sensation you get when you get hit in the head....I get that feeling without getting hit. What could cause this? It's not painful

The weird sensation you get when you get hit in the head....I get that feeling without getting hit. What could cause this? It's not painful

See a neurologist: I would need much more clinical information to answer your question properly, in any event you should see a clinician, preferrably a neurologist and have yourself thoroughly examined to find out what is the matter ...Read more

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What causes a skin crawling sensation?

What causes a skin crawling sensation?

Usually anxiety: That is most often a psychological problem. When going through detox from drugs and alcohol that is also a common experience. See your doctor for a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What can cause a tingling sensation in the head? Only right side?

What can cause a tingling sensation in the head? Only right side?

See below: Could be pinched nerve from your neck or it could be tmjor temporomandibular joint disease if it is occurring near your ear. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What can cause a brief dropping sensation in head as if u sudden dropped in elevator? Lasted only few sec. Very stressed at time with 2 kids and pup

What can cause a brief dropping sensation in head as if u sudden dropped in elevator? Lasted only few sec. Very stressed at time with 2 kids and pup

Stress can play on U: The dropping sensation u describe sre known to occur w anxiety state or stress.
There could also be inner ear problem of virtigo, Labrynthitis or even in some cases TMJ problems ahve been linked with sudden sensation of dropping or falling.
If stress relief doesn't resolve the problem, I would recommend an ENT evaluation ...Read more

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What could cause a cold sensation to go into my sons (10yrs old) neck and then into his head and remain there for most of the day? (@11-3pm) thank you

What could cause a cold sensation to go into my sons (10yrs old) neck and then into his head and remain there for most of the day? (@11-3pm) thank you

Unusual symptom...: A pediatrician or family doctor can sit down with the 10 year-old and chat, to find out what is meant by a cold sensation. There aren't any cold items inside the body, unless one is drinking cold milk or eating ice cream. So, the doctor will want to know if the sensation is in the skin, which may mean something is irritating the sensory nerves to that area of the skin. ...Read more

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I have sensation of someone blowing cold air on the top of my head? What could cause this? Should I be worried? And could this be caused by coughmeds?

I have sensation of someone blowing cold air on the top of my head? What could cause this? Should I be worried? And could this be caused by coughmeds?

Probably not: It seems you are having excessive sensitivity of your scalp. Let your physician examine your scalp. Often a skin condition like seborrhea can make skin excessively sensitive. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a burning on the skin sensation?

Can stress cause a burning on the skin sensation?

Possibly: Burning on the skin is called a paresthesia. That means is a perversion of normal sensation. If it is just an localized area like your legs it could be a peripheral neuropathy like diabetics ofttimes get. ...Read more

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What can cause a burning sensation up your back to your head?

Neuralgia: What you are describing is nerve pain which is described as burning in nature, likely secondary to a pinched nerve either C2 or C3 dermatome. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a crawling skin sensation? Everything else ruled out by neuro and rheumy.

Can stress cause a crawling skin sensation? Everything else ruled out by neuro and rheumy.

Stress: Can cause just about any symptom. Each person responds differently to stress. But if all else ruled out. It may be the source ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on the left side of my body from head to back. What causes the pain?

Atypical symptom: Burning in such a large area of your body is atypical. I am not sure of the cause but if it is central nervous system related it has to be coming from right side of the brain possibly thalamus. This however extremely rare and very unlikely. Most likely there is some other non nervous system related explanation. ...Read more

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I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple. What could cause this?

I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple. What could cause this?

TMD?: 26 y female has "tingly crawling sensation" around temple; apparently one-sided. Paresthesias caused by chronic muscle spasm might be etiologic. Chronic muscle spasm is a signature symptom of Temporomandibular Joint disorder, wherein the ipsilateral Masseter muscle is chronically spastic. See comments: ...Read more