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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

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My hand have had a tingling sensation for about 7 months. the tops of my hands have become red. Made worse by heat. Made better by raising above head.

My hand have had a tingling sensation for about 7 months. the tops of my hands have become red. Made worse by heat. Made better by raising above head.

Neuropathy: Sound like neuropathy, which could be from compression of the nerves at different levels form neck down to the hand. See a neurologist for nerve conduction study and may be ct scan of the neck ...Read more

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Moderate dizziness,burning sensation in left frontal lobe area,tingling from forehead to top middle of head feeling like it was banged but it wasn't.?

Moderate dizziness,burning sensation in left frontal lobe area,tingling from forehead to top middle of head feeling like it was banged but it wasn't.?

Head ache: I see you are taking gabapentin is it for the head ache. You might be having some form of head ache from different causes. It could be vascular, muscular, neural or related to near by joint problems have it checked out ...Read more

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Took 2 doses cednifir for sinusitis. have tingling/ prickling/crawling sensations on top of my head. Is this normal?does it mean it's working or not

Took 2 doses cednifir for sinusitis.  have tingling/ prickling/crawling sensations on top of my head.  Is this normal?does it mean it's working or not

No: Regardless of the mechanism for your symptoms, you should stop it and ask your doctor to provide a substitute since there are several even better options for treating sinusitis. ...Read more

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After eating the top of my mouth had a tingling sensation is this weird?

After eating the top of my mouth had a tingling sensation is this weird?

Pesticides/allergies: I think unusual is more apt than weird. This may be a symptom of food sensitivity or could be due to pesticide exposure from residues on the food. For example, grapes that aren't organic can have enough pesticides to cause this- see http://tinyurl.com/jaz3xpw for other common culprits. I used to get tingling/itching from apple skins. Other foods could also cause. Pay attention to what foods cause. ...Read more

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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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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