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Tingling, crawling, or burning sensation of the skin.



an unusual sensation of numbing, pricking, or creeping of the skin that arises either without external cause or under the action of various mechanical factors, such as pressure on a nerve or vessel. Paresthesia may be a manifestation of diseases of the peripheral nervous system or, more rarely, of the sensory centers of the spinal cord or brain.

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The FIQ correlated with pain intensity, number of tender points, total myalgic score, duration of morning stiffness, existence of widespread pain, sleep disorder, paresthesia, dry eye, dry mouth, headache, female urethral syndrome, subjective swelling and also with HAQ and BDI.
We suggest that new-onset neck or back pain--especially with symptoms of paresthesia, radiculopathy, or cord compression--in the setting of HCC warrants prompt investigation for HCC metastases to the spine and epidural space.
5 and 50 kilohertz to relieve chronic leg or back pain without triggering a tingling buzzing sensation known as paresthesia.
The total symptom score TSS) (pain, burning, paresthesia, and numbness) in the feet decreased significantly from baseline to day 19 in ALA 1,200 and ALA 600 vs.
In clinical trials, 16% of patients and 6% of infusions were associated with adverse reactions such as pruritus, pharyngitis, paresthesia, headache, edema of the face, rash, and chills.
and European trials was paresthesia, seen in about 30% of topiramate patients, especially during titration.
She had no recent history of upper respiratory infection, pulsatile tinnitus, vertigo, disequilibrium, otalgia, hemifacial weakness, paresthesia, or facial spasms.
Rabies should be suspected when early clinical symptoms, for example, itching and paresthesia, are demonstrated at the local site of infection.
The most frequent adverse events were dizziness, throat tightness, paresthesia, somnolence, dry mouth, and nausea.
A 59-year-old woman with a history of hypertension presented with acute onset of diplopia, which rapidly progressed to right facial and upper extremity paresthesia and weakness.
The side effects most frequently associated with amprenavir therapy are gastrointestinal intolerance (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), rash, perioral paresthesia (numbness around the mouth) and hyperglycemia.