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Doctor insights on: Top Of Head Tingling Sensation

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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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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 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