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What is paresthesia?

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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Numbness

; tingling, not a diagnosis, just a symptom.

In brief: Numbness

; tingling, not a diagnosis, just a symptom.
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Abnormal feeling

Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation usually numbness, tingling or burning often felt in arms or legs.
It can be temporary, such as your foot "falling asleep" from sitting on it, or permanent from nerve damage. It can also be from vitamin deficiencies or vitamin b6 excess (100+ mg/ day for a long time). Deficiencies are correctable, b6 overdose is not. If it persists, see your doctor soon.

In brief: Abnormal feeling

Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation usually numbness, tingling or burning often felt in arms or legs.
It can be temporary, such as your foot "falling asleep" from sitting on it, or permanent from nerve damage. It can also be from vitamin deficiencies or vitamin b6 excess (100+ mg/ day for a long time). Deficiencies are correctable, b6 overdose is not. If it persists, see your doctor soon.
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