Skip to Content

Symptom Checker

Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Numbness or Tingling

These symptoms are typical of "shingles," a nerve infection with herpes zoster. This condition only occurs in people who have previously had chicken pox (even if they don't remember it) because the nerve infection is actually a re-activation of the virus that was living near the nerve ever since the original chickenpox infection. If you do have shingles, there are medications that can help.

Another possibility is vasculitis, a rare set of diseases in which blood vessels become inflamed, and that can lead to nerve damage.

Contact your doctor for prompt evaluation.

Would you like to learn more about this and other common causes of tingling and/or numbness?

No, I'm all set, ready to quit.

Yes, I'd like to learn more!

Related Documents

Disclaimer: This content should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of a call or visit to a health professional. Use of this content is subject to specific Terms of Use & Medical Disclaimers.