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Would nerves cuase tingling on the top of my head and scalp?

Would nerves cuase tingling on the top of my head and scalp?

Possible: Physical cause of tingling would be irritation or pinching of the nerve that supplies the skin of scalp. Even anxiety and stress can sometimes do this. ...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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Why does my head crack when it twitches. also why do i feel tingling on the top of my head and pain in jaw?

Why does my head crack when it twitches. also why do i feel tingling on the top of my head and pain in jaw?

Head ache: you probably are experiencing some form of head ache. Get a consult to go over in detail and find any treatment options ...Read more

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Recovering nicely from bell's palsey. Just noticed a slight tingling same side top of my head/scalp. Does that mean the nerves are regenerating?

Recovering nicely from bell's palsey. Just noticed a slight tingling same side top of  my head/scalp. Does that mean the nerves are regenerating?

Paresthesias: May be indicative of nerve irritability associated with re-innervation and peripheral sprouting, but could instead merely be a transient event associated with new nerve fibre sensitivity. Either way, no cause for alarm, as most likely associated with resolution of your problem, . ...Read more

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Sometimes I have trouble breathing, and I sometimes feel a tingling feeling on top of my head, what's wrong?

Sometimes I have trouble breathing, and I sometimes feel a tingling feeling on top of my head, what's wrong?

Speculation: Obviously I can't tell you what's wrong based on such little information, but my speculation would be hyperventilation which can cause both symptoms and happens to people commonly. ...Read more

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I have tingling at the top of my head. When i blow my nose it goes away but comes back later. Is the tingling a sinus issue?

I have tingling at the top of my head.  When i blow my nose it goes away but comes back later.  Is the tingling a sinus issue?

Unusual: Tingling on the top of your head is an unusual symptom. Often times people who have a viral viral illness, have tingling on the top of the head. But that doesn't improve when you blow your nose. This still could be a sinonasal issue. You should see an ent. ...Read more

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I keep getting a tingling feeling on top of my head, scalp on the left side, kinda like chills running over it I have had it for the past two nights while walking at the walking track, but then while ago way laying in bed and on my laptop and it happened

I keep getting a tingling feeling on top of my head, scalp on the left side, kinda like chills running over it I have had it for the past two nights while walking at the walking track, but then while ago way laying in bed and on my laptop and it happened

Try to rub away: Hi AngelaG strange feelings can be paresthesias, coming from nerves acting up due to pressure or a virus. The one we treat is H Zoster (shingles) but if that was happening you would feel painful bumps. I would massage the area and hope it doesnt come back. If it does, consult your PCP. ...Read more

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I hv been experieincing a tingling/prickling sensation at top of my head (just at the roots of hair). At times, like a dull pain. What could this be?

I hv been experieincing a tingling/prickling sensation at top of my head (just at the roots of hair).  At times, like a dull pain. What could this be?

See dermatologist: There are several possible reasons for this. This could be due to skin causes such as dry skin, an infection of the scalp, vitamin b deficiency especially b12, or abnormal thyroid function . Occasionally, scalp tenderness and tingling are seen in patients who have chronic headaches such as migraine. The treatment is different for each cause. Check with your gp or dermatologist first. ...Read more

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I've found a spot around my inner seat bone that when I massage I simultaneously get a tingling sensation at the top of my head. Is this relevant?

I've found a spot around my inner seat bone that when I massage I simultaneously get a tingling sensation at the top of my head. Is this relevant?

Yes: www.healthtap.com/drericweisman If you find that this is or becomes problematic arrange for a consult. Otherwise you might want to read about synesthesias and phantom limb pain. (There is also a TED talk on this) ...Read more