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What causes body tingling especially scalp?

What causes body tingling especially scalp?

Scalp Tingling: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of scalp tingling. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms. Anxiety, hyperthyroidism, migraine, multiple sclerosis, neck muscle tension, sinus, menopause, hormone replacement therapy, allergy to shampoo/soap. ...Read more

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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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

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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. ...Read more

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I have a headache and a kind of tingling sensation in my scalp. Is this related and what can I do?

I have a headache and a kind of tingling sensation in my scalp. Is this related and what can I do?

Can be: This could be related. Please see your doctor in order to assess this by history and physical examination, which can direct the type of therapy that could be helpful. ...Read more

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I have this strange pinprick sensation on random spots on my body always followed a tingling sensation over my left scalp.

I have this strange pinprick sensation on random spots on my body always followed a tingling sensation over my left scalp.

Sensory neuropathies: or dysfunction of peripheral nerves, are caused by many things including hereditary diseases, trauma, toxins (alcohol), infections, diabetes, B12 deficiency, medications and autoimmune diseases (MS). Pin prick/tingling sensations generally indicate involvement of small-fiber sensory nerves.These symptoms require a careful work-up with detailed history, physical and testing. See you Doc/Neurologist ...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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I have an annoying tingling feeling in my scalp by my two temples. It tends to never go away no matter what I do. I want to know if there is a cure fo?

I have an annoying tingling feeling in my scalp by my two temples. It tends to never go away no matter what I do. I want to know if there is a cure fo?

Tingling: Those sensations are suggestive of irritability or irritation of superficial nerves in those areas of the scalp. Could this be due to techniques involved in your hair care, style and treatments? Of course if tingling starts involving other areas of your body, other factors such as neurologic disorders would be considered and consultation with a neurologist advised. ...Read more

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What might cause occasional tingling in the scalp?

What might cause occasional tingling in the scalp?

Normal nerves: Occasional transient tingling of the scalp is normal and experienced by virtually everyone. ...Read more

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I have crawling and tingling sensation all over my body a particular scalp and back, I did complete evaluation but no cause diagnosed. What to do?

I have crawling and tingling sensation all over my body a particular scalp and back, I did complete  evaluation but no cause diagnosed. What to do?

R/O DYSESTHESIAS: DYSESTHESIAS ARE ABN SENSORY NERVE IMPULSES. You need a through exam and lab testing. Especially evaluation for MS/CNS LYME/CNS SS/CNS SARCOIDOSIS . A full lab W/U and auto-Immune W/U . MRI OF BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD. LP FOR MBP & OLIGOCLONAL BANDS. If all of this has been done and is normal. It may be secondary to FIBROMYALGIA . I would recommend a GF diet and trial of CYMBALTA v LYRICA V SAVELLA (milnacipran) ...Read more

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Tingling left scalp related to shingles?

Tingling left scalp related to shingles?

Shingles : Tingling is usually sing of ongoing healing, especially if rash is gone, it could last for a while, see you doctor, you might need to take Lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin. ...Read more

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Can crawling, tingling and vibration sensation over scalp and general body be related to cancer? What type?

Can crawling, tingling and vibration sensation over scalp and general body be related to cancer? What type?

By coincidence-maybe: There is nothing specific the symptoms of crawling, tingling, or vibration over the scalp related to any type of cancer that I'm aware. There are numerous other things that share these symptoms and so any finding of cancer in a person complaining of these symptoms would be purely coincidental. I'm happy to explain further if you'd like a 1-1 with me: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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I have a tingling on my scalp on the right side and i get weakness in the right side of my face. It will last for a day or two then go away.

I have a tingling on my scalp on the right side and i get weakness in the right side of my face.  It will last for a day or two then go away.

Neurological?: Please see your doc or a neurologist and he/she will help you. The tingle and weakness might be what are called tias. They come and go but need to be treated to avoid larger issues later. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I feel this tingling on my scalp like someone is poking me with tons of needles. I have really long hair so i didn't know if that could be causing it?

Depends: It sounds like a paresthesia. Paresthesias are abnormal sensory symptoms characterized as tingling, prickling, pins and needles or burning sensations. What is causing the paresthesias may need to be worked up. I would go to the doctor. A whole range of conditions can cause this. The last patient i had with this symptom ended up having shingles. ...Read more

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Scalp is tingling instead of itching after one day use of neutrogena t/gel, is this a good sign? Should i continue using it?

Shampoos: T gel shampoo is a mild, over the counter medicated shampoo, that is helpful for psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.It is possible that you are allergic to tgel, but i believe you should try it several more times. You can also use Hydrocortisone cream or lotion 1%, to rub into your scalp for the tingling, and for the condition you were using the tgel for. ...Read more

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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?

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.. ...Read more

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Headache on the right side, in front with tingling sensation on scalp like pins and needles. Is it life threatening?

Headache on the right side, in front with tingling sensation on scalp like pins and needles. Is it life threatening?

Maybe? Maybe not?: Migraines can present with a variety of symptoms, even stroke-like symptoms. I'd talk with your doctor to find out if this is benign or something more serious. An MRI of the brain may be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...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