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Foreign body eye sensation

Foreign body eye sensation: Introduction

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....more »

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Foreign body eye sensation: Symptom Checker

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Foreign body eye sensation Treatments

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Diagnostic tests for Foreign body eye sensation:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Foreign body eye sensation. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect the eyes and look for the presence of any foreign bodies, eyelid blepharitis or eye discharge
    • Fluorescein and Rose Bengal staining of the surface of the eye may show small defects in the cornea suggesting dry eyes or corneal ulceration
    • Measure visual acuity
  • Blood tests
    • Raised Immunoglobulin levels and presence of certain autoantibodies may suggest diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome - e.g. Rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibodies, antimitochondrial antibodies, Anti-Ro (SSA) antibodies.
  • more tests...»

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Foreign body eye sensation: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Foreign body eye sensation

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Foreign body eye sensation. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Misdiagnosis and Foreign body eye sensation

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Foreign body eye sensation: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Foreign body eye sensation:

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Detailed list of causes of Foreign body eye sensation

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How Common are these Causes of Foreign body eye sensation?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Foreign body eye sensation. Of the 16 causes of Foreign body eye sensation that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 14 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Foreign body eye sensation:

The following list of conditions have 'Foreign body eye sensation' 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.

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  • Dry Eye ... scratchy eye feeling, sandy eye feeling






  • Rosacea ... sandy eye, foreign body eye sensation



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Causes of Foreign body eye sensation Based on Risk Factors

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  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Foreign body eye sensation?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Foreign body eye sensation, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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    Medical Conditions associated with Foreign body eye sensation:

    Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Eye pain (475 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Foreign body eye sensation:

    Dry eyes (74 causes), Eye pain (475 causes), Watery eyes (547 causes), Itchy eyes (293 causes), Blepharitis (15 causes), Brown-McLean syndrome, Conjunctivitis (244 causes), . Corneal dystrophy, Epithelial basement membrane, Dry Eye (38 causes), Eye allergy, Eye foreign body, Linear IgA dermatosis, Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy

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