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For a few days now the outside tip of my nose on one side

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For a few days now the outside tip of my nose on one side has been tingling. Everything on the internet tells me it’s something scary, but I’m wondering if I really need to go to the doctors now or if I should wait a few days to see if it settles. In addition I have tmj and my jaw is quite clicky at the moment. I wonder if it could just be related to that.

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Please provide some more information so that I can provide you with a better informed answer.

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How long have you been having these symptoms?

Have you seen a doctor for this? Any tests done?

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I am female, 37 years old. I’ve had it for 3 days. I have not seen a doctor yet

Such abnormal sensations in various parts of the body are called Paresthesias.

The different types of abnormal sensations that are experienced include crawling, tingling, pricking, shooting, burning or numbness. You are having tingling sensation. They may occur in a patch of skin or over a whole limb. Although more common n the limbs, they can occur on a patch of skin anywhere in the body including the face, thorax, etc.

Paresthesias occur due to a sensation in the nerves. This can occur due to electrolyte imbalance, diabetes, thyroid disorders, stress, anxiety, aging, etc. For you the most likely cause is stress and anxiety. There could also be some associated electrolyte imbalance.

There are various ways to treat Paresthesias. You should take the following steps at home:

Have a lot of electrolyte fluids like Gatorade.

Vitamin supplements: take Vitamin B and Vitamin E supplements which are available at all pharmacies.

Avoid smoking, cut down on alcohol, cut down on caffeine

High fiber diet -vegetables, fruits, non processed meat and fish - be sure to take nutritious diet

Avoid fatty fried foods

Maintaining regular bowel movements at fixed time

Regular hours of sleep

Regular exercise - take 30 minutes of walk 5 times a week.

Treating stress and depression: if you are having any stress and depression you should discuss this with your doctor. See your Family Physician / Primary care physician and ask about stress/depression which can set off this health anxiety. Anti anxiety medicines will benefit you greatly - ask for them.You can also ask for a salivary stress test which will determine the cortisol levels which can determine your level of stress. Such stress tests can also be done as a home test - look it up.

If these steps do not help, you need to consult your doctor for this if your symptoms persist. Medicines like Gabapentin and Lyrica are given for this, discuss this with your doctor.

But generally these steps are sufficient in most cases.

Hope this resolves your query. If you need more help, just write back here so l can continue to assist. Stay safe!

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