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Numbness and Tingling

Numbness is the inability to feel anything when your skin is touched. Tingling (paresthesia) is a pins-and-needles sensation, like when your foot "falls asleep."

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last Revised June 27, 2012

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Last Updated: June 27, 2012
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