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I was reading an article on brain cancer when all of a sudden got cold/tingling sensation above ear near the temple. Could this be related to my anxie?

I was reading an article on brain cancer when all of a sudden got cold/tingling sensation above ear near the temple. Could this be related to my anxie?

Yes: It is very common when reading or hearing about a worrisome problem for the deep part of your brain, called the limbic system, to respond with anxiety. This can manifest as cold/tingling sensation. You can rest assured that this sensation is not likely due to a serious condition. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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A few days ago I felt a sharp pain on the back side of my head and above my ear. This morning I had tingling from my ear down my neck on the same side?

A few days ago I felt a sharp pain on the back side of my head and above my ear. This morning I had tingling from my ear down my neck on the same side?

Neck pain: Occipital neuralgia. The greater occipital nerve runs between the muscles of the neck and provides sensation to the scalp behind the ear and up to the back of the head. When the muscles are are in spasm, headaches and tingling occurs. The pain is relieved with massage, physical therapy, and injections of the occipital nerve. Sometimes a pinched nerve in the neck (C3/4) can cause similar pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side head above ear?

Sharp pain on left side head above ear?

Neuralgia: Such sharp,jabbing pains in that area are often due to neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve. This is more of a nuisance than anything serious and usually resolves without any specific treatment. However if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the right. Ear?

What causes tingling in the right. Ear?

? skin allergy: If there is itching associated with tingling then likelihood of allergy of skin of ear is high. ...Read more

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When I turn my head to the right and then slightly down, I get a tingling sensation on the side of my face and ear. Why?

When I turn my head to the right and then slightly down, I get a tingling sensation on the side of my face and ear. Why?

COMMENTS: Sounds like you are compressing either nerve tissue in spinal canal in neck or irritating upper brachial plexus. See your primary doctor and get this evaluated. If no clearcut answer, see a dentist regarding possible jaw issues. ...Read more

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I have a hard knot on right side about two inches above ear it's been there about 14 years hurts when I stress please help I did go about 10 years ago?

I have a hard knot on right side about two inches above ear it's been there about 14 years hurts when I stress please help I did go about 10 years ago?

Its part of your: skull where muscles attach. These muscles go into spasm when you are stressed. That is why it hurts. Use ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. I don't think it is anything to worry about. ...Read more

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What could cause tingling in head, around ears, and random parts of body?

What could cause tingling in head, around ears, and random parts of body?

Variety of things: One of them being nutritional deficiencies such as B12, folate, and Vitamin D. You may check in with a physician on this problem and they'll give you the orders to get proper labwork. I'm also happy to consult with you 1-1 if you'd like and maybe we can figure some things out. If interested land on my page on www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Enter Key Code: PDXFNR if prompted. ...Read more

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When i turn my head its tingling in my left side of my head around ear what could it be ?

Nerve or spine issue: These symptoms are may be related to nerve tracts in the neck or your spinal cord. Please seek the care of a physician soon and good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain in head right side above ear ?

I have pain in head right side above ear ?

Always? Sometimes?: More details needed here: is this a single headache episode? Is pain severe? Is it only above the right ear? Is it only right sided? Your question is too general to be answered. ...Read more

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There is a small hole above my ear, what to do?

There is a small hole above my ear, what to do?

Hole about ear: You didn't say how long it has been there or if it's causing a problem. Many people are born with "preauricular pits", or dimples in front and above the ear. Generally you don't have to do anything for them except if they start draining or getting infected. If there is a new opening, you may want to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hi iv got a twich in my head on the right side above my ear ?

Hi iv got a twich in my head on the right side above my ear ?

Muscle spasm: Muscle spasm of the temporalis muscle. Should be very transient. If persistent or involves other areas, see your MD. ...Read more

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At the time of sleeping my two ears are numbness or tingling why?

At the time of sleeping my two ears are numbness or tingling why?

Tingling ears: Assuming you do not meaning ringing...Tingling ears possibly from laying on the nerves that exit the skull to give rise to sensation of the ear...If you mean ringing..Important to know whether it is dependent on laying down or dependent on sleeping..Laying down may increase pressure in brain...In prole with pseudo tumor cerebri or brain tumors this is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Tingling behind right ear in an approximately one inch wide & four inch long area?

Tingling behind right ear in an approximately one inch wide & four inch long area?

Pain?: Hard to nail down the cause with limited information, but one thought is early shingles. If there is (or soon is) a rash in the area and if the skin is tender or painful to touch, this is something to consider. If its getting worse, i'd see the doc. Good luck. ...Read more