Tingling usually occurs in the legs or hands, until in any part of the body including the head. Well, if the head is tingling, it can be a sign of certain diseases. Call 66532628 or SMS 84998384 for an appointment today with our Head Specialist, Dr Mathew Tung

Tingling can occur in any part of the body, whether on the fingers, hands, arms, or legs. Tingling can occur if we stay long in the same position, if there is a depressed nerve, or because the blood supply to the part of the body that is tingling is not smooth. If you often feel tingling, but in the head, it can be a sign of certain diseases, both mild and serious.

Causes of Tingling in Head


Migraine headaches are usually felt only on one side of the head. In addition to the tingling head, migraines can also be accompanied by various other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or being sensitive to sound and light. Most medical experts believe that migraines are caused by dilation and narrowing of blood vessels in the head. These changes affect blood flow in the brain and surrounding tissues.


Head tingling can also occur if you are stressed, especially acute stress, where symptoms develop rapidly and do not last long. Acute stress can be obtained if you experience sudden stress or stress such as a serious accident, the death of a relative, or a disaster victim. In addition to tingling head, other acute stress symptoms are feeling anxious, insomnia, lack of enthusiasm, emotional instability, nightmares, wanting to be alone, heart beating fast, dizziness, nausea, chest pain, stomach ache, and difficulty breathing. Head tingling and various symptoms of acute stress usually do not require treatment, but if it continues for more than a month, it is advisable to see a doctor.

Occipital neuralgia

In the spine, precisely in the upper neck, there are two nerves lined up from the top of the spinal cord to the scalp. If one of them has a problem, one side of the head (usually the right side) will feel tingling like an electric shock and be stabbed for a few seconds or minutes. In addition to tingling heads, occipital neuralgia is also characterised by pain behind the eyes, pain when moving the neck, scalp pain when touched, and sensitive to light.

Cranial neuropathy

This condition is a condition where there is damage to the cranial nerves. Generally, cranial neuropathy is caused by certain diseases such as diabetes, or because of an injury to the head. The complaint can be in the form of tingling accompanied by pain, facial muscle weakness, and an uncomfortable sensation in the head.

Mild stroke

A mild stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is an early sign of a stroke. Symptoms of a mild stroke are similar to a stroke, except that the symptoms of a stroke occur only temporarily and usually disappear within 10-20 minutes. Head tingling, sudden difficulty walking or difficulty maintaining balance, suddenly confused or not understanding words that are easy, suddenly difficult to speak, sudden vision changes, and tingling on one side of the body is a characteristic of mild strokes. If suddenly you feel these various symptoms, immediately go to the hospital emergency department to get help as soon as possible.

If you experience tingling in head that is quite frequent, do not hesitate to go to the doctor to get the right and fast diagnosis and treatment. Please call 66532628 or SMS 84998384 for an appointment today.

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