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Doctor insights on: Tingly Feeling On Scalp

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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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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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During my last 2 pregnancies every time I am around fluorescent lights I get a fuzzy feeling in my head , tingling in scalp, and pressure in face.

During my last 2 pregnancies every time I am around fluorescent lights I get a fuzzy feeling in my head , tingling in scalp, and pressure in face.

Anything is possible: After years as a family practice physician, I still am amassed at the variability of a human body. You description of symptoms are just another example. This is not harmful to you but is just one of the things that make you a unique person. ...Read more

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Pressure feeling on just forehead, tingling on scalp, sensitive to light - Dr doesn't know what it is - any ideas? The pressure is pretty constant.

Pressure feeling on just forehead, tingling on scalp, sensitive to light - Dr doesn't know what it is - any ideas? The pressure is pretty constant.

Couple of thoughts: 2 possibilities (emphasis on "possibilities"): 1) medication side effects; 2) a mild migraine variant. If you have a personal or family history of migraine, that is worth considering. The scalp tingling and photophobia are suggestive. If that's what it is and you've never had headaches, you may start getting them. If you doc advises you just to wait and see what develops if anything, I concur. ...Read more

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I feel tingling in my scalp, back and sometimes even legs when i listen to a music, feeling proud or honored by someone or emotional. What is that?

I feel tingling in my scalp, back and sometimes even legs when i listen to a music, feeling proud or honored by someone or emotional. What is that?

That tingling is: Actually a release of a neurochemical in your brain that causes that feeling of tingling due to mild hypersensitization with its release. This is the same thing we feel when we get that "chill" from a thought or a scare but it is noted with a positive connotation instead of a negative one. Nothing to worry about, but amazing physiology! ...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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Does occipital neuralgia cause tingling over one half of scalp and sore spots on scalp? Hurts to move hair. Also tingly numb feeling forehead n cheek

Does occipital neuralgia cause tingling over one half of scalp and sore spots on scalp? Hurts to move hair. Also tingly numb feeling forehead n cheek

Cutaneous allodynia: Cutaneous allodynia is the scalp tenderness and pain with hair movement that can happen when a migraine has gone on for a while until there is "central sensitization." The numbness in forehead and cheek doesn't sound like occipital neuralgia. Hemicrania continua is also a possibility, but less likely. I'm available for consult if you'd like to discuss further. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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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

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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