Paresthesia

Paresthesia (/ˌpærɨsˈθiːziə/ or /ˌpærɨsˈθiːʒə/), spelled paraesthesia in British English, is a sensation of tickling, tingling, burning, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect. It is more generally known as the feeling of "pins and needles" or of a limb "falling asleep". The manifestation of paresthesia may be transient or chronic.

Read more about ParesthesiaEtymology, Diagnostic Approach, Treatment

Other articles related to "paresthesia":

Compartment Syndrome - Symptoms and Signs
... what is expected based on the physical exam findings, paresthesia, pallor, paralysis, pulselessness, and pressure ... The first signs of compartment syndrome are numbness, tingling and paresthesia ... Some symptoms of compartment syndrome are paresthesia, palpable pulse, paresis and pallor ...
Articaine - Paresthesia Controversy
... Paresthesia, a short to long-term numbness or altered sensation affecting a nerve, is a well-known complication of injectable local anesthetics and has been present even before articaine was available ... had a higher incidence of causing paresthesia, an undesirable temporary or permanent complication, after the injection ... The authors concluded that “...the overall incidence of paresthesia following local anesthetic administration for non-surgical procedures in dentistry in Ontario is very low, with only 14 cases ...
1971 Iraq Poison Grain Disaster - Symptoms, Outbreak and Treatment
... and the first symptoms (typically paresthesia – numbness in the extremities) was between 16 and 38 days ... Paresthesia was the predominant symptom in less serious cases ... mercury has been suggested as sufficient for paresthesia (between 0.5 and 0.8 mg/kg of body weight) ...
Anesthesia Of The Brachial Plexus - Techniques
... techniques for obtaining such a needle position include transarterial, elicitation of a paresthesia, and use of a peripheral nerve stimulator or a portable ultrasound scanning device ... If the needle is close to or contacts a nerve, the subject may experience a paresthesia (a sudden tingling sensation, often described as feeling like "pins and needles" or like an electric shock ... Injection close to the point of elicitation of such a paresthesia may result in a good block ...
Paresthesia - Treatment
... Paresthesia caused by shingles is treated with appropriate antiviral medication. ...