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Dr. Prem Gupta
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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


Dr. Michael Fisher
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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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Rowan Paul
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My hair is thinning and my hair is tingling, burning sensation with lumps under the skin can you tell me what is this ?

My hair is thinning and my hair is tingling, burning sensation with lumps under the skin can you tell me what is this
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Many causes: This could be seborrheic dermatitis, due to a specific type of yeast, or infection of the hair follicles (folliculitis). The hair thinning may or may not be related. Treatment options include over the counter shampoos with zinc, selenium, coal tar, resorcin, or salicylic acid. If it doesn't get better see your doc to rule out more serious causes. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Donald Colantino
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What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

Different causes: Generalized skin sensations like those may be seen with anxiety,diabetes,thyroid disease,deficiency of calcium,magnesium,electrolytes,vit b 12, toxic agents, prickly heat, intolerance of certain clothing material,etc. If symptoms persist, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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I've had burning tingling sensation on lower left side of my back for 5 days, no noticeable difference in skin, shingles or anxiety?

I've had burning tingling sensation on lower left side of my back for 5 days, no noticeable difference in skin, shingles or anxiety?

Need physical exam: To figure out what the issue is and probably imaging to help reach a diagnosis. Guessing what help you any. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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After a trip i have skin flushed tingling sensation all over the body, with pinpoint hives only on arms. It appears and disappear in couple minutes?

After a trip i have skin flushed tingling sensation 
all over the body, with pinpoint hives only on arms. It appears and disappear in couple minutes?

See details: There is no such thing as pinpoint hives. The rash you describe would not be hives. If you are concerned, have the issue evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Kelly
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Headache top left side radiating to left temple. Skin on top left tingling/sensation of heat. symptoms for 3 days. Ache not constant; tingling/heat is. ?

Headache top left side radiating to left temple. Skin on top left tingling/sensation of heat. symptoms for 3 days.  Ache not constant; tingling/heat is. ?

Headache: There are many aspects that go into determining the cause of head pain. Is it new? Does it radiate from one area to another? What makes it better or worse? What is your response to medication? How severe is it? At your age, certain headache causes are more likely, such as migraine or cervicogenic pain (from disc or degenerative neck). You need to talk to a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. William Gaya
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I am having a tingling, painful, burning sensation on the skin epidermis of my right upper stomach. Why is this happening & what is the cure for this?

I am having a tingling, painful, burning sensation on the skin epidermis of my right upper stomach. Why is this happening & what is the cure for this?

Burning sensation: A detailed history and complete physical examination may help your physician in establishing a correct diagnosis and adequate treatment for your condition. I have seen similar presentations in patients with early shingles, transverse myelitis in multiple sclerosis and pinched nerves in the thoracic spine. Please contact your physician for evaluation. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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