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I have slight tingling in my left arm and on and off burning feeling on the left side of my face.

I have slight tingling in my left arm and on and off burning feeling on the left side of my face.

See a doctor: These symptoms are concerning for a possible neurologic or cardiac (heart) problem. More information is needed to determine the cause of the symptoms. Please see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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've been having burning/tingling sensation on the left side of my body (mostly head and arms) what can that be? What should I do?

I've been having burning/tingling sensation on the left side of my body (mostly head and arms) what can that be? What should I do?

See a neurologist: The possible causes for these symptoms include headache, anxiety, stress, spinal cord injury, plexopathy, cerebral ischemia, etc. See a neurologist to discuss your symptoms in detail and to undergo a neurological examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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Small tingling/burning sensation like someone is drilling into my head on the left rear side of my head? It doesn't hurt but it is annoying.

Small tingling/burning  sensation like someone is drilling into my head on the left rear side of my head?  It doesn't hurt but it is annoying.

How long have you: Been experiencing such symptoms? Have you seen any rash . It looks like some kind of nerve irritation . Herpes zoster is one but you need to have dermatome skin lesion . The other possibility is mononeuritis . I would recommend to see a family doc or neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a burning tingling pain on the back of my head left side 3 to 4 in away from my ear. Been happening for 6 yrs off and on.?

I have had a burning tingling pain on the back of my head left side 3 to 4 in away from my ear. Been happening for 6 yrs off and on.?

Occipital nerve: Most likely explanation for your symptoms is irritation of occipital nerve, a strictly sensory nerve supplying the scalp in back of the head. This nerve is frequently irritated by chronic muscle spasm secondary to emotional tension and/or anatomic difficulties in the upper neck. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the left side of my head and tingling sensation in left cheek. also had Bell's palsy a couple years ago. Diagnosis?

I have a burning sensation in the left side of my head and tingling sensation in left cheek. also had Bell's palsy a couple years  ago. Diagnosis?

Shingles?: Keep an eye out for areas of redness and small blisters. If this starts to occur in the areas that you're having those sensations, you may be dealing with shingles. This can be a serious condition if it comes near your eye, so be sure to see your doctor immediately if it starts to happen. Good luck and get better soon! ...Read more

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Pain in left temple every few min comes & goes. Began few hours ago. Now tingling and burning in left side face and lips & pressure in neck. ?

Pain in left temple every few min comes & goes. Began few hours ago. Now tingling and burning in left side face and lips  & pressure in neck. ?

Symptoms Evolving ..: 25 y/o Female w Pain in Left temple every few min comes & goes. Began a few Hours ago. Now Tingling and burning in Left side of face and Lips & pressure in the Neck. One may seem a little Young for Shingles getting ready to europt in the Left face. Migraine Headache seems likely but since the symptoms appear to be evolving, best to see PCP or Neurologist asap before considering other ...Read more

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For the past 3 days I've had a dull headache constantly that won't go away. Just left side. Tingling/burning sensation in face and lip. Is it stress?

For the past 3 days I've had a dull headache constantly that won't go away. Just left side. Tingling/burning sensation in face and lip. Is it stress?

Face pain: Hi Anthony, as usual, there are many things this might be. Some more common than others. Although many are rare at your age. Stress can cause the headaches or trigger a preexisting source of pain. Such as a middle ear or tooth infection. Also, look into Shingles, Temporal arteritis or TMJ disease. Cluster, sinus headaches can feel this way. Lastly, herpes simplex or fever blisters can cause this. ...Read more

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I've been having a tingling sensation on the left side of my head follwed by a burning sensation on my fore head. Been worryimg about it could be a brain tumor?

I've been having a tingling sensation on the left side of my head follwed by a burning sensation on my fore head. Been worryimg about it could be a brain tumor?

Not a tumor: your symptoms are consistent with a panic attack more than a neurological event. For your own peace of mind ,go and see a neurologist, he might order a MRI to clear that diagnosis,but the main issue is you get proper evaluation And treatment. ...Read more

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The left side of my face became itchy with a burning, tingling sensation. It is isolated on my forehead around eye and cheek. Slightly swollen no rash?

The left side of my face became itchy with a burning, tingling sensation. It is isolated on my forehead around eye and cheek. Slightly swollen no rash?

Hard to say: This may be the early stage of shingles which may itch in the early stage or an contact allergy. You need to see your doctor to be sure. ...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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4 months having pins pain tingling dizziness and numbness all over body. Now have vibration in my left ankle and burning sensation in lower back. I noticed it gets worse when i turn my head/back down?

4 months having pins pain tingling dizziness  and numbness all over body. Now have vibration in my left ankle and burning sensation in lower back. I noticed it gets worse when i turn my head/back down?

Sciatica : You may have a condition called sciatica which occurs when the nerve going to your leg is pinched as it comes out of the spine to give the pain down the leg and back. Have your primary care doctor check it out to make sure your leg muscles are not getting weaker because of the nerve problem. This doctor can refer you to the appropriate specialist you need to see. Please get this checked out. ...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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Im experiencing migraines, burning and tingling of the left foot/arm,thirsty,numbness of the face,exhaustion. What are these systems associated with?

Im experiencing migraines, burning and tingling of the left foot/arm,thirsty,numbness of the face,exhaustion. What are these systems associated with?

May not be migraine: Migraines can sometimes cause neurologic symptoms in other parts of the body that can mimic a mini-stroke (TIA). But it's important to rule out more dangerous causes like aneurysm or tumor. CT or MRI of the brain, and possibly a CTA or MRA to look for aneurysms, is probably needed. See a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Can B due 2 facial-: -nerve in origin. It just appears in some people 4no reason. It an inflammation of the nerve, & best 2 C an ENT. 2 B sure there is no treatable process. If none, meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can B of help, also Cymbalta is often tried. All have an effect on pain pathways. Goes by name of Trigeminal Neuralgia. ...Read more