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Doctor insights on: Tingling On Left Side Of Face And Head

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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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I've had a numbness and tingling on the left side of my face and head and every once in a while I get a cold sensation on the same side?

Several reasons: Your symptoms suggest possible bells palsy presentations which is temporary to something more ominous like a a small stroke, multiple sclerosis, or a brain mass. You should see your primary care doc right away for the proper evaluation, and if he /she is uncomfortable, they will refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a tingling in my left side of my face and head, and now in my left shoulder blade and sometimes my neck and sometimes my left arm.

I have a tingling in my left side of my face and head, and now in my left shoulder blade and sometimes my neck and sometimes my left arm.

Need more info: This sounds like you have a neurological problem. Somewhere nerves in your cervical spine are being impinged upon and you need to see your primary care physician and/or an osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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Having tingling on left side of face, near cheeks and mild pain in head. Sometimes numbness in left arm. Also having extensive watery eye.

Having tingling on left side of face, near cheeks and mild pain in head. Sometimes numbness in left arm. Also having extensive watery eye.

Mononeuritis multipl: you have inflammation, of multiple nerves going to your face and arms. This can be due to something as simple as a virus, or some other inflammatory process. You need to be seen as soon as possible, so that this can be treated and result before it leads to more serious symptoms such as weakness. ...Read more

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Head ache with tingling left side of face numbness also what could be wrong

Head ache with tingling left side of face numbness also what could be wrong

Tingling face: Any nerve in face including facial nerve need to be checked. Some TMJ pain might also have muscle pain and nerve tingling involved as well. ...Read more

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Can a neck spasm or pinched nerve cause tingling on left side of head and arm?

Can a neck spasm or pinched nerve cause tingling on left side of head and arm?

Yes: A pinched nerve on the left side of the neck can cause numbness, tingling, spasms, or weakness in the left side of the neck or the left arm. ...Read more

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I am being treated for TMJ but have pain & tingling on left side of head & arm, dizziness is this normal?

I am being treated for TMJ but have pain & tingling on left side of head & arm, dizziness is this normal?

TMJ: This does not sound like tmj, especially with the sensation in your arm. It sounds as if you need a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling on the left side of my head?

What can cause tingling on the left side of my head?

Irritated nerve: An irritated or pinched nerve in the neck on left side or in the scalp itself is likely cause. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the left side of my head and face keeps tingling?

For what reasons might the left side of my head and face keeps tingling?

Depends: You need a neurologic examination. Transient symptoms can occur from cold exposure to facial nerves, but progressive or chronic nerve problems need testing to be sure. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing tingling sensations that come and go on the left side of my body. Particularly my left head and face for about four weeks.

I have been experiencing tingling sensations that come and go on the left side of my body. Particularly my left head and face for about four weeks.

Neuropathy: Nerve root irritation of the 5th cranial nerve will cause tingling, burning, pain and even numbness of the face. This may be due to infection sometimes viral as occurs in Herpes zoster (Shingles) or the nerve being trapped at its outlet/root
If the whole of your left body is involved then it can not be a single nerve problem. You need to consult a Neurologist as soon as possible to examine you. ...Read more

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I'm having tingling that comes and goes on left side of head. I have no pain.

I'm having tingling that comes and goes on left side of head. I have no pain.

Occipital neuralgia: This is called occipital neuralgia. It is just a type of headache, usually due to neck spasms or inflammation of that nerve due to a virus. I would talk to your doctor about going on a course of steroids to see if it goes away ...Read more

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My head is tingling all around. First at the left side, top and then back of my head. Is it because of my TMJ?

My head is tingling all around. First at the left side, top and then back of my head. Is it because of my TMJ?

See your dentist: TMY Dysfunction can cause a variety of symptoms including headaches. Please see you dentist to determine if your specific symptom is TMJ related. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in left side of brain head?

What can cause tingling in left side of brain head?

Not serious: By itself this symptom does not mean much Stress may explain it Local scalp conditions should be ruled out ...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 had a tingling sensation on the left side of my head. That travels to my forehead. Have like burningness on my forehead also.

I have had a tingling sensation on the left side of my head. That travels to my forehead. Have like burningness on my forehead also.

Be checked: It sounds like it may be coming from your occipital nerve. This nerve often is irritated by problems in your neck on that side. Be checked to confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have had a weird tingling on the left side of my head, mostly near my temple, for the past few days. It seems to come in spurts. No trauma.

I have had a weird tingling on the left side of my head, mostly near my temple, for the past few days. It seems to come in spurts. No trauma.

Temple tingling: A few different things come to mind. Sometimes eye fatigue can cause twitching and tingling in the muscles surrounding the eye. Shingles can present with tingling and burning in the few days before a rash comes out. Even with no trauma, superficial nerve compression in the area can give tingling - like sleeping on that side, using a headband or hat. See your doc if no improvement! ...Read more

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Why is my left arm and face tingling? If I turn my head far left, the back side of my left arm pains.

Pinching nerve: Your symptoms sound like a pinching nerve causing parasthesias. I would see a dr. And get a clinical exam and the proper testing to diagnose your condition and then get the appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been getting horrible headaches and with them a numbness, tingling feeling on the left side and back side of my head. Dizziness?

Been getting horrible headaches and with them a numbness, tingling feeling on the left side and back side of my head. Dizziness?

Atypical migraine: You probably are suffering from migraine and need proper treatment for you should visit and urgent care Center or go to or visit ER. Meanwhile use excedrin migraine or ibuprofen 400mg tablets every 6 hours. Drink a lot of water. Caffeine sometimes help in moderation ...Read more

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Left side head in front of ear worm tingling sensation and sour to the touch, hit in area 2weeks prior boxing, permanent damage?

Left side head in front of ear worm tingling sensation and sour to the touch, hit in area 2weeks prior boxing, permanent damage?

Blow to head: Probably no permanent damage but you should see a dentist to have it checked out. Sometimes problems are not immediately recognized by individual. Might also have to see a physician if dentist feels it's warranted. ...Read more

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I am experiencing some tightness and tingling in the sides and back of my head. I also have some stiffness on the left side of my neck.?

I am experiencing some tightness and tingling in the sides and back of my head. I also have some stiffness on the left side of my neck.?

Osteoarthritis: At your age degenerative disease of spine is most common cause of your symptoms. Tingling in head is from irritation or pinching of nerve in upper part of neck. ...Read more

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I've been having burning/tingling sensation on the left side of my body (mostly head and arms) what can that be? What should I do?

I've been having burning/tingling sensation on the left side of my body (mostly head and arms) what can that be? What should I do?

See a neurologist: The possible causes for these symptoms include headache, anxiety, stress, spinal cord injury, plexopathy, cerebral ischemia, etc. See a neurologist to discuss your symptoms in detail and to undergo a neurological examination. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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Small tingling/burning sensation like someone is drilling into my head on the left rear side of my head? It doesn't hurt but it is annoying.

How long have you: Been experiencing such symptoms? Have you seen any rash. It looks like some kind of nerve irritation. Herpes zoster is one but you need to have dermatome skin lesion. The other possibility is mononeuritis. I would recommend to see a family doc or neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more