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I have what feels like a muscle twitching/tingly sensation on the base of my skull (left side) for 2 days now. What could be causing this?

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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
General Practice

In brief: Skin tingling

Have a doctor look at the skin on your scalp.
I always think of shingles when I hear this kind of story. Often the tingling feeling starts a couple days before the rash appears. This is the time to see a doctor, because the earlier you get started on the medication for shingles, the more it will help. After 48 hrs of the rash, the medicine doesn't make much of a difference.

In brief: Skin tingling

Have a doctor look at the skin on your scalp.
I always think of shingles when I hear this kind of story. Often the tingling feeling starts a couple days before the rash appears. This is the time to see a doctor, because the earlier you get started on the medication for shingles, the more it will help. After 48 hrs of the rash, the medicine doesn't make much of a difference.
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