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

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.

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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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:

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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.

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When I hold my head down, I feel a tingling sensation down my back and in my arms. What causes this?

When I hold my head down, I feel a tingling sensation down my back and in my arms. What causes this?

Lhermitte's: Best see your doctor as you have a problem over the posterior spinal cord in your neck. Could be due to inflammation, B-12 deficiency, or cervical stenosis/ spondylosis, and may represent a sentinel sign of further problems. Suggest you seek out an neurology consultative exam.

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I have postpartum depression. Does that cause burning/tingling sensation in the head? Is it bad? Really scared. Plz help

I have postpartum depression. Does that cause burning/tingling sensation in the head? Is it bad? Really scared. Plz help

Talk to your doctor: It is important to seek treatment from a mental health provider with specialization in treating postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Many women need a combined treatment approach with medication and therapy.

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Why do my muscles feel tight and I get tingling sensation in my head after the bath I am going to the doc soon I just want to know causes for this?

Why do my muscles feel tight and I get tingling sensation in my head after the bath I am going to the doc soon I just want to know causes for this?

Could be a couple th: A few things could cause this a mineral or electrolyte imbalance or could simply be from being in the hot wet water for too long keep your appointment with the physician to evaluate. Also if you're on a diuretic or sometimes other medications could cause this symptom

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What would cause a tingling sensation in the head which stretches from behind the ear moves to the parietal almost to the frontal bone? Also dizziness

What would cause a tingling sensation in the head which stretches from behind the ear moves to the parietal almost to the frontal bone? Also dizziness

Posterior auricular: This could be a posterior auricular nerve problem which could be from a local nerve compression or from a C2 root lesion as the area you described corresponds to a C2 dermatome, MRI C spine would help differentiate between the two.

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Is it normal to get a good, tingling sensation & chills from head to toe when your arms, legs, feet are stroked. Or rubbed? What causes that feeling?

Is it normal to get a good, tingling sensation & chills from head to toe when your arms, legs, feet are stroked. Or rubbed? What causes that feeling?

Assuming not a joke: ...most women will get a good tingling sensation and possibly even chills from head to toe when they receive this kind of loving touch. It means you are a sensitive person with well developed nerve endings!

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What could be the cause of tingling, crawling sensation in head, back, legs, hands when Brain MRI normal, and EMG test normal?

What could be the cause of tingling, crawling sensation in head, back, legs, hands when Brain MRI normal, and EMG test normal?

Parasthsias: On one side of the body may be due to TIA, focal seizure or migraine. Random crawling sensation on scalp hands arms and legs is often do to fleas making their last stand in homes with pets this time of year in northern climates.

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What could cause, tingling in both arms &back, cold sensation in same areas, light headed, ringing in ears, joint weakness, & loss of vision.

What could cause, tingling in both arms &back, cold sensation in same areas, light headed, ringing in ears, joint weakness, & loss of vision.

Not enough info!: There are many possibilities. It is impossible to give you an accurate guess without a lot more information, incl. How long you have felt this way, your medical history, and list of medications. Please see a doctor ASAP to sort all this out. This may be something simple to treat or something more serious. Get seen and treated, to avoid the chance of feeling even worse!

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I was diagnosed with cervical vertigo. I was wondering what causes the tingling sensations in my neck, upper back, head, and unusual head sensations?

I was diagnosed with cervical vertigo. I was wondering what causes the tingling sensations in my neck, upper back, head, and unusual head sensations?

Cervical vertigo: I continue to be worried when doctors don't clearly help you understand what the problem is and the doctor should take necessary time to get the problems under control. Please let me know how things go.

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Can chronic neck tension cause tingling sensations in throat (while moving head or laughing, etc...)?

Can chronic neck tension cause tingling sensations in throat (while moving head or laughing, etc...)?

Not likely: Tingling or itchy sensation in your throat this time of year is likely ragweed allergy. Chronic neck tension is more likely to cause neck, shoulder, back pain, and maybe headache. It could change your voice if tensing all of the muscles in the area. Try an otc antihistamine like allegra, (fexofenadine) some ibuprofen, and relax.

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Cause of tingling sensation left side of face?

Trigeminal nerve: Sensations to the face are perceived via trigeminal nerve. Your complaint suggests left sided t. Nerve irritation. If persistent you may need imaging e.G MRI scan.

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What causes tingling sensation in forehead that last a minute. What symptoms should I worry about?

Tingling: No pain? No rashes? Off and on tingling can be referred pain, migraine variant or more rarely something relating to the upper branch of the 5th cranial nerve. Ask a neurologist to read this note.

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What could the tingling sensation above my right eyebrow be caused from? Pinched nerve? No pain.

What could the tingling sensation above my right eyebrow be caused from? Pinched nerve? No pain.

Branch of Nerve V: Directly above eyebrow is the v-1 division of the trigeminal nerve and the specific branch is the supra-orbital nerve. Often injured due to blunt trauma over the superior orbital ridge of the eye.

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Hi, I have a tingling and numbness sensation that started in my forehead and spread to part of my scalp! What are the possible causes?

Scalp numbness: Let your doctor know, you may need to have your temporal artery checked, it goes along the temple and may cause headaches too. This needs a doctor evaluation..