Symptom: Tingling


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Tingling: Tingling, prickling, or pins-and-needles sensations
Introduction: Abnormal nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, burning, prickling or similar feelings are all known as "paresthesias". They usually result from nerve damage due to pressure (such as a pinched nerve), nerve entrapment, or diseases. Continued nerve damage can lead to numbness.

Paresthesias can affect various parts of the body. Hands, fingers, and feet are common sites but all are possibilities. Afflictions of specific nerves or spinal nerves can also cause paresthesias in particular skin areas of the body.

Parethesias with simple causes such as pressing on a nerve are usually reversible. Certain other nerve conditions such as peripheral neuropathy (often from diabetes), lupus complications, Guillain-Barre syndrome, or multiple sclerosis are also possible causes of parethesias. Because of the variety of possible causes, any abnormal sensation needs prompt professional medical investigation.


Detailed cause information for symptom: Tingling:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Tingling (93 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Tingling (3 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Tingling (47 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Tingling (6 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Tingling: tingling face (8)
    Symptoms related to Tingling: paresthesias (48), burning (0), prickling (0), nerve symptoms (207), sensations (211)
    Tingling type of: Nerve symptoms (207), Sensations (211)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Tingling: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Tingling as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Tingling: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Tingling as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Tingling: The following list of conditions have 'Tingling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Arachnoiditis ... tingling

    B

  • Biotin deficiency ... abnormal skin sensations
  • Broken Collarbone ... tingling shoulder
  • Broken nose ... tingling face
  • Broken shoulder blade ... tingling shoulder
  • Buerger's disease ... leg tingling, foot tingling

    C

  • Cercarial dermatitis ... skin tingling
  • Ciguatera poisoning ... abnormal skin sensations
  • Classic migraine ... tingling face, arm tingling

    D

  • Diabetes ... hand tingling, foot tingling

    F

  • Facial fracture ... tingling face
  • Food allergies ... mouth tingling

    G

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome ... upper body tingling, tingling sensations, leg tingling

    H

  • Hyperventilation ... tingling mouth
  • Hypocalcemia ... tongue paresthesias
  • Hypoparathyroidism ... tongue paresthesias

    I

  • Intercostal neuralgia ... tingling

    L

  • Lupus ... sensory neuropathy

    M

  • Menopause ... facial tingling
  • Migraine ... tingling face, arm tingling
  • Multiple Sclerosis ... hand tingling, paresthesias (pins and needles), facial tingling, foot tingling

    N

  • Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning ... tingling mouth
  • Niacin overdose ... tingling skin

    O

  • Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy ... hand tingling

    P

  • Panic attack ... Tingling
  • Panic disorder ... Tingling
  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning ... leg tingling, facial tingling, arm tingling
  • Paresthesia ... prickling sensation
  • Perimenopause ... facial tingling
  • Peripheral neuropathy ... paresthesia
  • Pernicious anemia ... pins and needles
  • Pinched Nerve ... paresthesia
  • Polyneuritis ... limb paresthesias, hand tingling, limb tingling, foot tingling

    R

  • Raynaud's phenomenon ... finger tingling
  • Repetitive Motion Disorders ... tingling
  • Repetitive Strain Injury ... tingling
  • Restless Legs Syndrome ... leg tingling

    S

  • Shingles ... tingling feeling
  • Shoulder dislocation ... tingling shoulder
  • Sjogren's Syndrome ... limb tingling
  • Stroke ... limb tingling
  • Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord ... tingling

    T

  • Tetany ... tingling tongue
  • Thromboembolism ... tingling
  • Transverse myelitis ... leg tingling
  • Type 2 diabetes ... hand tingling, foot tingling

    U

  • Uremia ... abnormal skin sensations
    Conditions listing complications: Tingling: The following list of conditions have 'Tingling' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    D

  • Diabetes ... neuropathy

    L

  • Lupus ... sensory neuropathy

    P

  • Polyarteritis nodosa ... neuropathy
  • Porphyria ... neuropathy

    T

  • Type 1 diabetes ... neuropathy
  • Type 2 diabetes ... neuropathy


    Last revised: Nov 6, 2003

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