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Doctor insights on: Tingling Sensation Under Skin

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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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Have a tingling itching sensation under the skin on my left outer leg above my knee. This started a several years ago, went away now its back.

Have a tingling itching sensation under the skin on my left outer leg above my knee.  This started a several years ago, went away now its back.

Parenthesis: Chronic paresthesia or intermittent paresthesia over a long period of time is generally a sign of a neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia usually arises from nerve damage due to infection, inflammation, trauma, or other abnormal process. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a tingling sensation in my head?

What does it mean if I have a tingling sensation in my head?

Sensitivity, anxiety: Sensation in the scalp is mediated by the trigeminal system, which can cause tingling in the head, even soreness when combing your hair. What activates the trigeminal system? Stress, tension or migraine headaches, gum or tooth disease or recent dental, or a tight headband. The trigeminal system gets stirred up easily by these and other things, but usually comes down in days to weeks. ...Read more

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What can cause a tingling sensation in the head? Only right side?

See below: Could be pinched nerve from your neck or it could be tmjor temporomandibular joint disease if it is occurring near your ear. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my husband is having tingling sensation in his head?

Could you tell me why my husband is having tingling sensation in his head?

See a neurologist: If symptoms have been ongoing for weeks or more then see a neurologist. It may be a pinched nerve in the neck. More detailed history and examination is needed. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband is having tingling sensation in his head.?

What do you suggest if my husband is having tingling sensation in his head.?

Need further info: There are a lot of questions to ask so that I may understand what he is experiencing such as date of onset, frequency, duration, anatomical location, other sxs, etc. If interested, he can make an appointment to speak with me further online at www.healthtap.com/drileneruhoy. Use key code RQMXWM or he should see his physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I have had a tingling sensation in my head for about 12 months , what could this be?

Tingling: In order to get an adequate diagnosis you need to check with your physician. He will obtain an adequate history and perform an exam and determine if you need testing to establish a diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities are too numerous and not limited to the : normal (no disease), allergies, allodynia in migraines, diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, skin conditions. ...Read more

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Strange tickling/tingling sensation in my head. Can anyone help me what is happening, what to do?

Strange tickling/tingling sensation in my head. Can anyone help me what is happening, what to do?

In or on your head: In general, tingling sensation is due to irritation of cutaneous nerves to muscle spasm of the scalp muscles. ...Read more

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I've been having a tingling sensation on the back right side of my head. Its been going on for 2 days now and comes and goes during the day.what is it?

I've been having a tingling sensation on the back right side of my head. Its been going on for 2 days now and comes and goes during the day.what is it?

Head tingling: This is a difficult question to answer without more information. Are their other accompanying symptoms such as headaches or visual changes? You would probably need to visit with your local family physician in order for her to take a more solid history and examination. Good luck to you and have a great day. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i got a tingling sensation after i hit my head?

What does it mean if i got a tingling sensation after i hit my head?

Bruising: The nerve endings in your scalp are bruised and don't be alarmed. Worrisome symptoms include passing out, vomiting, seizure, weakness on one side of your body, increasing headache etc. (imagine those boxers getting punched incessantly in ten rounds of boxing and most of them just do fine. Now if you are hit with a golf club, that's another story). Take care! ...Read more

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I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple. What could cause this?

I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple.  What could cause this?

TMD ?: 26 y female has "tingly crawling sensation" around temple; apparently one-sided. Paresthesias caused by chronic muscle spasm might be etiologic. Chronic muscle spasm is a signature symptom of Temporomandibular Joint disorder, wherein the ipsilateral Masseter muscle is chronically spastic. See comments: ...Read more

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Is a vibrating sensation at the top of my head considered a head parasthesia or head tingling?thank you.

Is a vibrating sensation at the top of my head considered a head parasthesia or head tingling?thank you.

Describe the feeling: Focus on describing your symptoms in your own words, not conforming to medical terminology. These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 ...Read more

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Tingling sensation on my cheeks, both sides of my head. Sometimes is on the top of the scal or burning.What could it be?

Tingling sensation on my cheeks, both sides of my head. Sometimes is on the top of the scal or burning.What could it be?

Need more info: Sounds like it might be a form of anxiety. The symptoms are so varied it is hard to pick a neurological cause. To be 100% sure please consult with a neurologist and if his/her exam is normal talk to your family physician. ...Read more

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I have been waking up with a headache that last 30 mins and I get a tingling sensation throughout the day on the back of my head?

I have been waking up with a headache that last 30 mins and I get a tingling sensation throughout the day on the back of my head?

Tension: it sound that it might be tension headache ,from stress,or the mattress or the pillow you are using.use heat pad,exercise and message the muscle while showering with nice warm water.take ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). not better see a doctor ...Read more

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Is it something w/ nerve endings that causes chills, tingling sensation throughout head & body when excited or skin is rubbed/massaged? Is it normal?

Is it something w/ nerve endings that causes chills, tingling sensation throughout head & body when excited or skin is rubbed/massaged? Is it normal?

Anxiety: I understand your concern. Your symptoms are likely due to stress in your life. At age 36, stresses of relationship, marriage, separation , parenting, unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment; work and finances can cause Anxiety with physical symptoms. This is not normal; it indicates need to see a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and Therapy. Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga and Meditation. ...Read more

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I've been having a tingling sensation going from one side of my head to the other the past couple days and started to get headaches (which is rare) ?

I've been having a tingling sensation going from one side of my head to the other the past couple days and started to get headaches (which is rare)
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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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I am feeling heaviness in head , dizziness and tingling sensation what it could be?

I am feeling heaviness in head , dizziness and tingling sensation what it could be?

Symptoms: The symptoms you describe are not specific. They could be related to anxiety or hyperventilation, or to a variety of mild or serious problems. ...Read more

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Iam feeling tingling sensation in my head, legs and shoulders. What is it ?

Tingling: Possible sources are brain, muscle or anxiety. It is highly unlikely that a nerve problem is causing this due to the locations involved. You need to be evaluated by either a pm&r specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more