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What could cause tingling sensation in scalp?

I have like a tingling sensation in my scalp , which when I touch my scalp it s sore. I have no sores at all. I had a dull pain behind my right eye and was seen in opthomology and everything looked normal. I m scared their may be something wrong in my brain
Mon, 23 Feb 2015
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The scalp and face are supplied by the branches of trigemminal nerve and facial nerve. Tingling sensation can be felt in the scalp due to irritation of the branches of these nerves along their course. There are certain conditions which might cause tingling of the scalp region and needs to be examined by your doctor and evaluated in detail. This includes conditions like shingles which can cause a tingling sensation in the scalp for a long time before rashes start appearing. There are also other causes like pinching of nerves. Since you are having dull pain behind the right eye, getting it checked is important. Pain behind the eye can also originate from irritation of nerves. Please consult a neurologist and get examined in detail.
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