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Facial paresthesia

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Facial paresthesia (medical symptom): Tingling, burning, numbness, or pins-and-needles affecting the face

Introduction: Pins-and-needles (face)

Facial paresthesia (medical symptom): The skin sensation of partial numbness or "pins and needles" or a type of "burning", "tingling" or "creeping" sensation of the skin, is known as a "paresthesia". Symptoms may start as a tingling (paresthesia) and change to a numbness, or there may be a combination of decreased sensation (numbness) but with heightened sensations at certain times or with stimulation. Any type of tingling, burning, or numbness is usually a symptom related to a sensory nerve being damaged, diseased, or injured. Causes depend on the exact location of the paresthesia sensations, but typically include a physical nerve injury type condition (e.g. a nerve entrapment or some type of pressure being applied to a nerve directly or to the spinal attachment of that nerve), or a disease condition affecting the nerves (e.g. neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and others). Having these sensory symptoms in multiple locations, or the recurrence of similar symptoms in different locations is a hallmark symptom of multiple sclerosis, so your doctor will likely ask about the past history of similar symptoms to assess the likelihood of multiple sclerosis as a diagnosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). Any of these tingling or numbness symptoms are more than just annoying; they can indicate a serious medical condition and require prompt medical diagnosis by a professional.

Causes of Facial paresthesia (Pins-and-needles (face))

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Medical Textbook Extracts for Pins-and-needles (face)

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FACIAL PARALYSIS
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Is it acute or gradual onset? If it is acute onset, Bell's palsy, diabetic neuropathy, and cerebral vascular accident must be considered. If it is gradual onset, one must consider an acoustic ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ EXCERPTS »

PARESTHESIAS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Are the pulses diminished? The presence of diminished pulses should suggest peripheral arteriosclerosis or Leriche's syndrome. Is there ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ EXCERPTS »

PARESTHESIAS OF THE UPPER EXTREMITY
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Are there paresthesias of the face or cranial nerve signs? These findings would suggest a diagnosis of cerebral vascular disease, a space-occupying lesion of the brain, ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesias
(In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

... Paresthesias are abnormal sensations, such as numbness or tingling, that may occur secondary to lesions anywhere in the nervous system. They may be accompanied by hypesthesia (decreased sensation)... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Facial Paralysis & Bell's Palsy
(In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

... Differentiate supranuclear facial palsy from peripheral (nuclear) facial palsy. Supranuclear palsy involves predominantly the lower part of the face. Emotional responses may be intact (e.g., the patient may... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Facial Paralysis
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... Although Bell palsy is the most frequent etiology, it is a diagnosis of exclusion; one must thoroughly rule out infections, congenital, developmental, and other causes. Serial electrical testing provides objective monitoring of nerve... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesias
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... Paresthesias are abnormal sensations in the extremities in the absence of stimuli. Sensation arises spontaneously and is not always painful. The patient may experience numb, cold, warm, or burning... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

FACIAL PAIN
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Visualize the structures of the face in a systematic fashion to develop a differential diagnosis of facial pain. With the skin, herpes zoster and carbuncles come to mind. Next, the internal maxillary ... READ EXCERPTS »

FACIAL PARALYSIS
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... A facial palsy is usually considered to be Bell palsy and it frequently is. Nevertheless, the clinician who begins treatment without ruling out other possibilities will eventually get burned. ... READ EXCERPTS »

PARESTHESIAS, DYSESTHESIAS, AND NUMBNESS
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Anatomically, tingling and numbness or other abnormal sensations in the extremities result from involvement of the peripheral nerve, the nerve plexus (brachial or sciatic), the nerve root, the spinal ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations — commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling — felt along peripheral nerve pathways; these sensations generally aren’t painful. Unpleasant or... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesias
(A Pocket Manual of Differential Diagnosis)

... Peripheral neuropathy , especially associated with    Diabetes mellitus    Alcoholism ... READ EXCERPTS »

Facial pain
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Facial pain may result from various neurologic, vascular, or infectious disorders. The most common cause of facial pain is trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux). In this disorder, intense, paroxysmal facial pain may occur... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations—commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling—felt along peripheral nerve pathways; these sensations generally aren’t painful. Unpleasant or painful... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia and Dysesthesia
(The 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual: Symptoms and Signs in the Time-Limited Encounter)

... Rosemarie Cannarella Paresthesia and dysesthesia are symptoms of peripheral nerve dysfunction caused by ectopic nerve pulses generated in these fibers. They are unphysiologic... Approach. ... History ... Physical examination ... Testing ... Diagnostic assessment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Facial / Dental / Temporomandibular Pain
(Field Guide to Bedside Diagnosis)

... Differential Overview ❑ Maxillary sinusitis ❑ Dental infection ❑ Temporomandibular joint dysfunction ... Diagnostic Approach ... Clinical Findings ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Facial pain
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Facial pain may result from various neurologic, vascular, or infectious disorders. The most common cause of facial pain is trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux). Typically paroxysmal and intense, facial pain may... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations — commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling — felt along peripheral nerve pathways; these sensations generally aren’t... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations—commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling—felt along peripheral nerve pathways;... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... READ EXCERPTS »

FACIAL PAIN
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Visualize the structures of the face in a systematic fashion to develop a differential diagnosis of facial pain. With the skin, herpes zoster and carbuncles come to mind. Next, the internal maxillary artery ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

FACIAL PARALYSIS
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... A facial palsy is usually considered to be Bell palsy and it frequently is. Nevertheless, the clinician who begins treatment without ruling out other possibilities will eventually get... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

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