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What Is This Strange Tingle In My Hair
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
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
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
Accidentally use for Veet wax strips that I used to remove the hair on the bikini area, I have sticky stuff and tingling.
How do I get veet wax off?
Probably: You probably have had a irritant reaction to this product. Please see a dermatologist to get the correct treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer