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Paresthesia
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ICD-10 R20.2
ICD-9 782.0, 355.1
MeSH D010292
.Paresthesia (/ˌpærɨsˈθiːziə/ or pronounced /ˌpærɨsˈθiːʒə/, spelled paraesthesia in British English) (also Cacaesthesia) is a sensation of tingling, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect.^ Transient paresthesia is the temporary sensation of tingling, pricking, or numbness of the skin -- "pins and needles."
  • Paraesthesia - Psychology Wiki 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC psychology.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Paresthesia (paraesthesia) is a sensation of tingling, pricking, or numbness of the skin with no apparent physical cause.

^ Pain, Numbness or paresthesia (tingling) after the procedure .

.It is more generally known as the feeling of "pins and needles" or of a limb "falling asleep" (although this is not directly related to the phenomenon of sleep).^ In the early stages of CTS, individuals often mistakenly blame the tingling and numbness on their sleeping position, thinking their hands have had restricted circulation and are simply “falling asleep”.
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^ Paresthesia or paraesthesia ( paraesthesia in British English ) is a sensation of tingling, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect, more generally known as the feeling of pins and needles or of a limb being "asleep".
  • Paraesthesia - Psychology Wiki 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC psychology.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Most people have experienced temporary paresthesia, a feeling of "pins and needles," at some time in their lives when they have sat with legs crossed for too long, or fallen asleep with an arm crooked under their head.

.The manifestation of paresthesia may be transient or chronic.^ Its manifestation may be transient or chronic.
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^ Chronic paresthesia indicates a problem with the functioning of nerve cells, or neurons or may arise due to direct damage to the nerves themselves, or neuropathy.
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^ Transient paresthesia, lasting from few seconds to several minutes, often described as feeling of ‘pins and needles’, may be due to: .
  • Causes of Tingling and Numbness (Paresthesia) | Current Health Articles 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.healthhype.com [Source type: Academic]

Contents

Transient/Acute

.Paresthesias of the hands and feet are common, transient symptoms of the related conditions of hyperventilation syndrome, often open mouth, and panic attacks.^ Paresthesiae of the mouth, hands and feet are common, transient symptoms of the related conditions of hyperventilation syndrome and panic attacks .
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^ Nonspecific numbness and tingling of the hands, feet, and face are commonly seen in hyperventilation syndrome and panic attacks .
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^ Paresthesias of the hands and feet are common, transient symptoms of the related conditions of hyperventilation syndrome , often open mouth , and panic attacks .
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.Other common examples occur when sustained pressure has been applied over a nerve - inhibiting/stimulating its function.^ It happens when sustained pressure is placed on a nerve.
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^ Other common examples occur when sustained pressure has been applied over a nerve , inhibiting/stimulating function, or an artery [ 1 ] , inhibiting blood flow, in which case, removing the pressure will typically result in gradual relief of these paresthesias, often described as a "pins and needles" feeling, especially in the case of reduced arterial blood flow.
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^ Entrapment of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel is the commonest example of this problem, but other nerves can be affected.
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.Removing the pressure will typically result in gradual relief of these paresthesias, often described as a "pins and needles" feeling.^ This may feel like a pressure, pins and needles, or tingling sensation.

^ People generally suffer from paresthesia (pins and needles feeling) of the mouth...
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^ I am a complete T6 and also get these pins and needles.
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Chronic

.Chronic paresthesia indicates a problem with the functioning of neurons.^ Chronic paresthesia indicates a problem with the functioning of neurons .
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^ In addition to problems with neuron function, chronic cases of paresthesia can also be associated with damage to the nerves themselves.
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^ Paresthesias are caused by disturbances in the function of neurons in the sensory pathway.
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.In older individuals, paresthesia is often the result of poor circulation in the limbs (such as in peripheral vascular disease, also referred to by physicians as PVD or PAD), most often caused by atherosclerosis, the build up of plaque within artery walls, over decades, with eventual plaque ruptures, internal clots over the ruptures and subsequent clot healing but leaving behind narrowing of the artery openings or closure, both locally and in downstream smaller branches.^ Peripheral vascular disease .
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^ Poor circulation is common in older people.
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^ It may be caused by conditions such as atherosclerosis or peripheral vascular disease.
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.Without a proper supply of blood and nutrients, nerve cells can no longer adequately send signals to the brain.^ Without a sufficient blood supply and hence nutrients, nerve cells cannot function normally.
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^ Every compartment has a blood and nerve supply.
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^ Without a proper supply of blood and nutrients, nerve cells can no longer adequately send signals to the brain.
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.Because of this, paresthesia can also be a symptom of vitamin deficiency and malnutrition, as well as metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypothyroidism, and hypoparathyroidism.^ This is also why paraesthesia can be a symptom of malnutrition, as well as metabolic disorders such as diabetes and hypothyroidism.
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^ Because of this, paresthesia is also a symptom of vitamin deficiency and malnutrition , as well as metabolic disorders like diabetes and hypothyroidism .
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^ Because of this, paresthesia is also a symptom of vitamin deficiency and malnutrition, as well as metabolic disorders like diabetes and hypothyroidism.
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.Irritation to the nerve can also come from inflammation to the tissue.^ Irritation to the nerve can also come from inflammation to the surrounding tissue.
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^ Additionally, inflammation of tissue can irritate nerves running through it, causing paraesthesia.
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^ This is also why paraesthesia can be a symptom of malnutrition, as well as metabolic disorders such as diabetes and hypothyroidism.Additionally, inflammation of tissue can irritate nerves running through it, causing paraesthesia.
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.Joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome are common sources of paresthesia.^ Joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome are common sources of paresthesia.
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^ Carpal tunnel syndrome - Anatomy.

^ Carpal tunnel syndrome .
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.Nerves below the head may be compressed where chronic neck and spine problems exist and can be caused by, amongst other things, muscle cramps which may be a result of clinical anxiety or excessive mental stress, bone disease, bad posture, unsafe heavy lifting practices or physical trauma such as whiplash.^ Arms: A tingly arm is usually the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in the neck.
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^ Compression may also be chronic.
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^ Nerves below the head may be compressed where chronic neck and spine problems exist and can be caused by, amongst other things, muscle cramps which may be a result of clinical anxiety or excessive mental stress, bone disease, bad posture, unsafe heavy lifting practices or physical trauma such as whiplash .
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.Paresthesia can also be caused simply by putting pressure on a nerve by applying weight [or pressure] on to the limb for extended periods of time.^ Direct compression of the nerve also causes paresthesias.
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^ One type is cause by putting inadvertent pressure on one of the superficial nerves.
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^ Normally the cause is pressure on a nerve.
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Another cause of paresthesia, however, may be direct damage to the nerves themselves, i.e. neuropathy, which itself can stem from injury or infection such as frostbite or Lyme disease, or which may be indicative of a current neurological disorder. .Chronic paresthesia can sometimes be symptomatic of serious conditions, such as a transient ischemic attack, motor neurone disease, or autoimmune disorders likes multiple sclerosis or lupus erythematosus.^ Paresthesia can be caused by disorders affecting the central nervous system such as multiple sclerosis .
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^ Chronic paresthesia can sometimes be symptomatic of serious conditions, such as a transient ischemic attack , a brain tumor , motor neurone disease , or autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis or lupus erythematosus .
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^ Lupus Erythematosus : An autoimmune disorder in which a variety of skin lesions appear.
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.The herpes zoster virus can attack nerves causing numbness instead of pain commonly associated with shingles.^ The herpes zoster virus can attack nerves causing numbness instead of pain commonly associated with shingles .
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^ Nonspecific numbness and tingling of the hands, feet, and face are commonly seen in hyperventilation syndrome and panic attacks .
  • http://www.mdguidelines.com/paresthesia 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.mdguidelines.com [Source type: Academic]

^ (Read about " Brain Tumors ") And sometimes paresthesia, accompanied by pain, is caused by entrapment nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

.A diagnostic evaluation by a doctor is necessary to rule these out.^ A diagnostic evaluation by a doctor is necessary to rule these out.
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^ Am now on B12 injections, but doctor has ordered an MRI to rule out MS because the paresthesia locations strike her as atypical for B12 deficiency.
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^ I provide you with these diagnostic tools not to diagnose, but to know the tests performed by doctors.
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.Demyelination diseases may also cause cross-talk between adjacent axons and lead to parasthesia.^ Demyelination diseases may also cause cross-talk between adjacent axons and lead to parasthesia.
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^ During impulse conduction some aberrant current that escaped a demyelinated axon can circulate in the exterior and depolarize an adjacent demyelinated, hyperexcitable axon.
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^ Exposure to industrial or household products containing lead, mercury, thallium, or organophosphates may cause paresthesia of acute or gradual onset.
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.During impulse conduction some aberrant current that escaped a demyelinated axon can circulate in the exterior and depolarize an adjacent demyelinated, hyperexcitable axon.^ During impulse conduction some aberrant current that escaped a demyelinated axon can circulate in the exterior and depolarize an adjacent demyelinated, hyperexcitable axon.
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^ Demyelination diseases may also cause cross-talk between adjacent axons and lead to parasthesia.
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^ Nerves in the patients tested were of high threshold, and exhibited slow conduction and reduced-amplitude compound potentials, indicating that some axons were unable to conduct at all.
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.This can generate impulses conducted in both directions along this axon since no part of the axon is in a refractory state.^ This can generate impulses conducted in both directions along this axon since no part of the axon is in a refractory state .
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^ Even though the authors were part of the treating team, which decided to perform SNBx, they however had no direct influence on the decision.
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^ During impulse conduction some aberrant current that escaped a demyelinated axon can circulate in the exterior and depolarize an adjacent demyelinated, hyperexcitable axon.
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.This becomes very serious in conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome.^ This becomes very serious in conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome .
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^ Guillain-Barr syndrome.
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^ If individual has Guillain-Barré syndrome, has plasmapheresis been done?
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Other known causes

Treatment

.Treatment should be decided by a physician.^ Treatment should be decided by a neurologist .
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.The nerve conduction study usually provides useful information for making diagnosis.^ The nerve conduction study usually provides useful information for making diagnosis.
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^ Phase IV trial : postmarketing studies conducted after a new treatment is approved and offered for sale; these trials provide additional information about safety and efficacy in large numbers of individuals under “real world” conditions.
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^ Patients included in our study had normal sensations in the sural nerve territory and normal sural nerve conductions.
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.A CT scan is sometimes used to rule out some causes from the central nervous system.^ Central nervous system diseases .

^ My medications have been ruled out as a cause.

^ Other causes include disorders affecting the central nervous system.
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.Medications offered can include the immunosuppressant prednisone, intravenous gamma globulin (IVIG), anticonvulsants such as gabapentin or gabitril and antiviral medication, amongst others, according to the underlying cause.^ Medications offered can include the immunosuppressant prednisone , intravenous gamma globulin (IVIG), anticonvulsants such as gabapentin or gabitril and antiviral medication, amongst others, according to the underlying cause.
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^ Differential Diagnosis - Paresthesias Differential Diagnosis - Paresthesias Medical causes - Analgesia Medical causes - Skin, clammy Medical causes - Paresthesia Medical causes - Analgesia Medical causes - Skin, clammy Medical causes - Paresthesia Differential Overview - Visual Disturbance Medical causes - Analgesia Medical causes - Skin, clammy Medical causes - Skin, clammy Medical causes - Paresthesia Principal Causes of Vision Disturbances - Vision Disturbances Principal Causes of Alteration in Consciousness - Alteration in Consciousness Medical causes - Analgesia Medical causes - Skin, clammy Medical causes - Paresthesia Paresthesia as a complication of other conditions: .
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^ Other causes of paresthesias related to disorders of the peripheral nerves include the following: .
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.In addition to treatment of the underlying disorder, palliative care can include the use of topical numbing creams, such as Lidocaine or Prilocaine.^ Examples include shaving or the use of depilatory creams.
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^ The treatment of skin eruptions may include long-term treatment with topical antifungals, steroids, or antibiotics.
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^ Used in creams, lotions, hair care products and makeup as co-emulsifier to produce a pearly opaque effect.
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.Care must be take to apply only the necessary amount, as excess can contribute to the condition.^ I noticed, after only a couple of weeks that my anxiety and depression had to an almost unbearable level, I looked at the tablets side effects and realised that they must be the contributing factor as my condition had remained stable for a few years, before i started taking them.
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^ As mentioned, swelling is one of the conditions that not only accompanies CTS, but also contributes to the nerve compression.
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Otherwise, these products offer extremely effective, but short-lasting, relief from the condition.
.In some cases, rocking the head from side to side will painlessly remove the "pins and needles" sensation in less than a minute.^ Limbs and other body parts: Rock your head from side to side to painlessly remove the sensation in less than a minute.
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^ In some cases, rocking the head from side to side will painlessly remove the "pins and needles" sensation in less than a minute.
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^ The oil is an effective solvent for removing oil, grease and make-up (less skin friendly than vegetable oils).
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.A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in the neck.^ Arms: A tingly arm is usually the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in the neck.
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^ A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in the neck.
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^ These innervate the back of the head, the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands, as well as the diaphragm.

.Loosening the neck muscles releases the pressure.^ Loosen your neck muscles to relieve the pressure.
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^ Loosening the neck muscles releases the pressure.
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.Compressed nerves lower in the body govern the feet, and standing up and walking around will typically relieve the sensation.^ Compressed nerves lower in the body govern the feet, and standing up and walking around will typically relieve the sensation.
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^ Legs or feet: You can get rid of the sensation of pins and needles in your legs or feet by standing up and walking around.
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^ The outcome of peroneal nerve compression in the lower leg is generally good.
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.An arm that has "fallen asleep" may also be "awoken" more quickly by clenching and unclenching the fist several times; the muscle movement increases blood flow and helps the limb return to normal.^ An arm that has "fallen asleep" may also be "awoken" more quickly by clenching and unclenching the fist several times; the muscle movement increases blood flow and helps the limb return to normal.
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^ Hands: If your hand or arm has “fallen asleep,” you can awoken it quickly by clenching and unclenching your fist several times.
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^ You may have to do this several times.

However, in some cases this clenching action simply exacerbates the discomfort. .More rapid relief can sometimes be obtained by gently and systematically massaging the affected area of the body.^ Numbness after prolonged sitting or uncomfortable body position usually goes away after restoring circulation by stretching or massaging the affected limb.
  • Causes of Tingling and Numbness (Paresthesia) | Current Health Articles 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.healthhype.com [Source type: Academic]

^ In more difficult cases, low dose of antidepressant drugs, such as amitriptyline, are sometimes prescribed to alter body’s perception of pain.
  • Causes of Tingling and Numbness (Paresthesia) | Current Health Articles 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.healthhype.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The distribution of symptoms may be mapped by successive stimulation over the affected area of the body.
  • Numbness and Tingling - symptoms, Definition, Description, Demographics, Causes and symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis, Prevention 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.healthofchildren.com [Source type: Academic]

.Manipulation of the neck won't apply to facial paresthesia, such as early stages of Bell's palsy, as nerves of the face and scalp don't pass through the neck.^ Moving your neck though won't affect facial peresthesia, an early stage of Bell's palsy, because the nerves of the scalp and face don't pass through the neck.
  • How to Get Rid of Pins and Needles - howtogetridofstuff.com 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.howtogetridofstuff.com [Source type: General]

^ Manipulation of the neck won't apply to facial paresthesia, such as early stages of Bell's palsy , as nerves of the face and scalp don't pass through the neck.
  • Web MD Reports - Numbness 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC webmd-reports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Transient paresthesia is usually caused by inadvertent pressure on a superficial nerve, such as sitting in a position for an extended period of time, and disappears gradually as the pressure is relieved.

.However, manipulation can be particulary beneficial when paraesthesia is present in the upper or lower extremities.^ Case report - 268143 - (13 y/o) - Pt admitted to hospital on 12/1/06 with chief complaint of ascending weakness bilaterally, upper and lower extremities.
  • Gardasil and HPV Infection - National Vaccine Information Center 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.nvic.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Manipulation should only be carried out by an appropriately qualified chiropractor, osteopath, physical therapist or physician specifically skilled to do so.^ The information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider.
  • Patient with Paresthesia: What’s the Proper Treatment Plan? | OsseoNews Discussions on Dental Implants 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.osseonews.com [Source type: General]
  • Straumann ITI with Failing Bone Graft | OsseoNews Discussions on Dental Implants 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.osseonews.com [Source type: General]

^ It should be appreciated by those skilled in the art that the conception and specific embodiment disclosed may be readily utilized as a basis for modifying or designing other structures for carrying out the same purposes.
  • PADDLE LEAD COMPRISING OPPOSING DIAGONAL ARRANGEMENTS OF ELECTRODES AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME - Patent application 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
  • paresthesia--vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? - Neurology - MedHelp 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.medhelp.org [Source type: General]
  • LEFT FACIAL dysesthesia/paresthesia - Neurology - MedHelp 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.medhelp.org [Source type: General]

.Paresthesia caused by shingles is treated with appropriate antiviral medication.^ Paresthesia caused by shingles is treated with appropriate antiviral medication.
  • why does it feel like something is crawling on my face? 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC askville.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Web MD Reports - Numbness 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC webmd-reports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The paresthesias could have another cause such as electrolyte disturbances, hypocapanea (low carbon dioxide), medications or viral.
  • paresthesia--vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? - Neurology - MedHelp 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.medhelp.org [Source type: General]

Acroparesthesia

.Acroparesthesia is severe pain in the extremities, and may be caused by Fabry disease, a type of sphingolipidosis.^ Acroparesthesia is severe pain in the extremities, and may be caused by Fabry disease , a type of sphingolipidosis .
  • Web MD Reports - Numbness 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC webmd-reports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other symptoms may accompany paresthesias, depending on the type and severity of the nerve disturbance.
  • Numbness and Tingling - symptoms, Definition, Description, Demographics, Causes and symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis, Prevention 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC www.healthofchildren.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Demyelination diseases may also cause cross-talk between adjacent axons and lead to parasthesia.
  • Web MD Reports - Numbness 1 February 2010 3:37 UTC webmd-reports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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References

  1. ^ Nitrous Oxide
  2. ^ Marks, Dawn B.; Swanson, Todd; Sandra I Kim; Marc Glucksman (2007). Biochemistry and molecular biology. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 0-7817-8624-X.  

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Simple English

Paresthesia (pron. /ˌpɛɹɪsˈθiʒə/; paraesthesia in British English, pron. /ˌpæɹɪsˈθiʒə/) is a feeling of tingling, prickling, or numbness with no permanent effects. It is commonly called "pins and needles". This feeling may last a short while, or may be more long-lasting. A long-term effect means there is something wrong with neurons in the body.

An example of this can be felt when sitting cross-legged for a long time and your foot "falls asleep". The tingling feeling you get when you move is paresthesia.

Causes

Paresthesia has many known causes, including the following:

  • Alcoholism
  • Anticonvulsant drugs such as topiramate, sultiame, and acetazolamide
  • Anxiety and/or Panic Disorder
  • Decompression sickness
  • Dehydration
  • Fabry disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Heavy metals
  • Hyperventilation
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immune deficiency, such as Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Ingestion of Beta-alanine
  • Lidocaine poisoning
  • Lomotil
  • Low blood-sugar (Hypoglycaemia)
  • Menopause
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nitrous Oxide, long term exposure [1]
  • Obdormition
  • Radiation poisoning
  • Vitamin B5 deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Withdrawal from certain SSRIs, such as paroxetine

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