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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Scalp tingling when eating? I get it everytime I start eating. I had a roast beef sandwich once, pizza another, eggs w/onions, cheeseburgers, etc.

Scalp tingling: It's unrealistic to expect that one's every little quirk or idiosyncrasy has a precise explanation. For someone who's only 23 & already with HBP, your diet is pretty toxic: Roast beef, pizza, eggs, cheeseburgers... Maybe it's your body's way of telling you it doesn't like what you're feeding it. Does your scalp tingle when you eat fresh fruits & vegetables? Salads WITHOUT full-fat ranch dressing?

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C5-C6 left paracentral broad-based disc bulge cause arm pain/tingling? Scalp tingling?

C5-C6 left paracentral broad-based disc bulge cause arm pain/tingling? Scalp tingling?

Dermatomes: A dermatome map will demonstrate that the C5/6 herniation can cause tingling, numbness, weakness in your biceps. Your scalp however contains dermatomes from C1, 2 and the three branches of the Trigeminal Nerve VI-III. You need an MRI of the Head/neck. See Neurology please. Any difficulty breathing please call 911 and go to the ER. Cervical roots 3, 4, 5 feed your diaphragm, can't breathe if pinched

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Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck? MRI's and CT's of head were normal. Thanks.

Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck? MRI's and CT's of head were normal. Thanks.

More info: The MRI and CT you speak of were of the head. Did you have a neck imaging test?
Any pinched nerves come from the neck.
Scalp tingling is another separate issue. Need labs and more information.
Neck cracking and popping is benign and self limiting.

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Neck cracks/pops, forehead/scalp tingling, is the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? Brain CTs/MRI's were all normal. Help!

Neck cracks/pops, forehead/scalp tingling, is the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? Brain CTs/MRI's were all normal. Help!

Tingling: Neck cracking usually emanates from neck ligaments and vertebrae. Pinched nerves in the cervical spine generally cause Sharp, shooting pains in the back of the scalp. Tingling of forehead would be an unusual manifestation. I would be reassured about no significant neurological pathology in your case and would regard the tingling symptoms as more of a nuisance. A neurologist can advise you best.

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Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? MRI's and CT's of brain were normal. Thanks.

Does not correlate.: The disk bulges at C5-C7 should affect your arm & neck, not the forehead & scalp. Many people live their ENTIRE LIVES with bulging disks & don't complain of any pain, so MRI or CT scan to "diagnose" bulging disks is actually a gross misuse of imaging. Talk to your doctor or a neurologist about your symptoms to undergo accurate testing. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck to you; hope you find cause.

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I have a tingling/numbness in my scalp - just on the top of my head - for about 9 hours now. It's happened before several times. It's not painful.

I have a tingling/numbness in my scalp - just on the top of my head - for about 9 hours now. It's happened before several times. It's not painful.

Need some testing: You may either have a painless variant of ALLODYNIA which is typically associated with migraine types of headaches as an aura or premonitory marker and believed to be the propagator if not the consolidator for the long lengths of some episodes of migraine. Or there could be metabolic or other structural items causing symptoms for which labs or testing need to be done. Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi

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Tingling and numbness in my scalp on one side, what could this mean?

Tingling and numbness in my scalp on one side, what could this mean?

See a doctor: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.

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Hi, I have a tingling and numbness sensation that started in my forehead and spread to part of my scalp! What are the possible causes?

Hi, I have a tingling and numbness sensation that started in my forehead and spread to part of my scalp! What are the possible causes?

Scalp numbness: Let your doctor know, you may need to have your temporal artery checked, it goes along the temple and may cause headaches too. This needs a doctor evaluation..

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Tingiling all over scalp, numbness on one side?

Tingiling all over scalp, numbness on one side?

Tingling Scalp: A tingling sensation, or paresthesia, in the head can be caused by a number of different conditions. This symptom may also be described by some as numbness or burning. Describing your symptoms as accurately as possible to your physician helps in finding the correct diagnosis. Several possible causes are attributable to nerve damage, though diabetes can cause paresthesia. See your doctor.

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Does occipital neuralgia cause tingling over one half of scalp and sore spots on scalp? Hurts to move hair. Also tingly numb feeling forehead n cheek

Does occipital neuralgia cause tingling over one half of scalp and sore spots on scalp? Hurts to move hair. Also tingly numb feeling forehead n cheek

Cutaneous allodynia: Cutaneous allodynia is the scalp tenderness and pain with hair movement that can happen when a migraine has gone on for a while until there is "central sensitization." The numbness in forehead and cheek doesn't sound like occipital neuralgia. Hemicrania continua is also a possibility, but less likely. I'm available for consult if you'd like to discuss further. Hope that helps!

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Sharp pain in upper right chest started yesterday accompanied by numbness/tingling in upper right back. Possible cause (s)?

Sharp pain in upper right chest started yesterday accompanied by numbness/tingling in upper right back. Possible cause (s)?

Chest symptoms: I would suggest following up with urgent care or regular PCP soon as you need your heart and lungs to be checked numbness and tingling in the upper extremity could be from heart disease, nerve pinching etc.

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Tingling and numbness in my right arm?

Tingling and numbness in my right arm?

Many things: The list of things that could cause numbness and tingling in arm is quite long. I suggest you start with a visit to your local primary care physician. If there is not a clear answer there, you might consider seeing a neurologist.

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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