1. paresthesia

noun. abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage.


  • symptom
  • formication


  • hyponatremia
  • hyperglycemia
  • hypoglycemia

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Sentences with paresthesia

1. Noun, singular or mass
Consult your doctor about prolonged or returning paresthesia, and be sure to disclose your exercise routine to help rule out push-ups as the cause if there is an underlying condition.

2. Verb, base form
If you've ever fallen asleep on your arm, you've felt the burning, tingling, prickling sensation attributed to paresthesia.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke attributes paresthesia to a host of other much more serious conditions, such as stroke and transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes), multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis and encephalitis.