Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.

Tingling skin

Tingling skin: 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 »

» Review Causes of Tingling skin: Causes | Symptom Checker »

Home Diagnostic Testing and Tingling skin

Home medical tests possibly related to Tingling skin:

Tingling skin: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Tingling skin, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

Symptom Checker

Symptom Checker

Tingling skin Treatments

Review further information on Tingling skin Treatments.

Stories from Users for Tingling skin

Real-life user stories relating to Tingling skin:

Tingling skin: Animations

Medications or substances causing Tingling skin:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Tingling skin as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Tingling skin: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Tingling skin may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:

Research the causes of related medical symptoms such as:

Causes of Similar Symptoms to Tingling skin

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Tingling skin:

Tingling skin: Deaths

Read more about causes and Tingling skin deaths.

Misdiagnosis and Tingling skin

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency or misdiagnosis more »

Tingling skin: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

Other ways to find a doctor, or use doctor, physician and specialist online research services:

Tingling skin: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Tingling skin listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Tingling skin as a symptom include:

Definitions of Tingling skin:

Subjective cutaneous sensations (e.g., cold, warmth, tingling, pressure, etc.) that are experienced spontaneously in the absence of stimulation.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Tingling skin

The list below shows some of the causes of Tingling skin mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Tingling skin?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Tingling skin. Of the 53 causes of Tingling skin that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Tingling skin:

The following list of conditions have 'Tingling skin' 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.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Tingling skin or choose View All.

View All A C D F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V











Join in at the forums

Ask or answer a question about symptoms or diseases at one of our free interactive user forums.

Medical story forums: If you have a medical story then we want to hear it.

See a list of all the medical forums

Causes of Tingling skin Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Tingling skin based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Tingling skin:

    Paresthesiae, Altered sensation of skin, Disturbed sensation, Formication, Hypoaesthesia of skin, Numbness, Paresthesia, Pins and needles
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Tingling skin:

    Medical Conditions associated with Tingling skin:

    Tingling (951 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Tingling skin:

    Pins-and-needles (951 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Burning sensation (446 causes), Peripheral neuropathy (299 causes), Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Vitamin B12 deficiency, Folate deficiency (18 causes), Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord, Posterior column disorders, Arterial ischemia, Rest pain, Peripheral vascular disease, Plantar fascitis (6 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

    These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Medical News summaries about Tingling skin

    Our news pages contain the following medical news summaries about Tingling skin and many other medical conditions:

    More Ways To Research Medical Signs and Symptoms:


    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise