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What is this strange tingle in my hair?

What is this strange tingle in my hair?

Usually blood vessel: There can be a nerve component such as trigeminal nueralgia but if both sides of the head is usually a change in superficial blood vessels or dry skin. Look for scaling to see if it is a skin disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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Suddenly today, began feeling like a hair was rubbing my face (realized it was tingling), only on left side. What could cause this?

Suddenly today, began feeling like a hair was rubbing my face (realized it was tingling), only on left side. What could cause this?

Nerve: The most likely cause was an irritable superficial nerve in your face. This is more of a nuisance and tends to resolve quickly. A more serious, but unlikely, cause would be due to a blockage in a neck or brain blood vessel or a lesion in the right side of your brain. Obviously if symptoms persist, worsen or spread to other areas of the left side of your body you'll contact your 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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Tingling in my hair and my back that kind of makes me jump because it itches what could it be?

Tingling in my hair and my back that kind of makes me jump because it itches what could it be?

More likely scalp: There are probably at least a dozen things I can think of that could cause tingly feelings in the scalp and itchy feelings in the back. Things such as neuropathies (due to nutritional issues or nerve entrapments), thyroid problems, allergic reactions (shampoos?), anxiety, and others, and also menopause....I doubt the last one so don't worry. Bottom line is that you need an appointment with a doc ...Read more

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The tip of my nose is tingling, it feels as though there is a hair on it.

The tip of my nose is tingling, it feels as though there is a hair on it.

Multiple reasons: You might have a small pimple forming that is causing that sensation. Make sure you are not plucking any nose hair. This can lead to infection of the nasal cavity. Always trim. If your nose stars to swell and turn red, see you primary care provider ...Read more

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I feel this tingling on my scalp like someone is poking me with tons of needles. I have really long hair so i didn't know if that could be causing it?

I feel this tingling on my scalp like someone is poking me with tons of needles. I have really long hair so i didn't know if that could be causing it?

Depends: It sounds like a paresthesia. Paresthesias are abnormal sensory symptoms characterized as tingling, prickling, pins and needles or burning sensations. What is causing the paresthesias may need to be worked up. I would go to the doctor. A whole range of conditions can cause this. The last patient i had with this symptom ended up having shingles. ...Read more

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Tip of nose tingling all day. It feels like I have a hair on it or fuzz but nothing is there?

Tip of nose tingling all day. It feels like I have a hair on it or fuzz but nothing is there?

Tingly Nose: Anything that irritates the nerve endings in the tip of the nose may make it tingle. One of the most common is hyperventilation, but allergies or any irritant may also make your nose tingle. ...Read more