A sensation usually refers to an abnormal sensation of the skin, such as tingling, burning sensations, and so on. The medical name for this type of symptom is paresthesia. Pain is obviously a type of sensation. Another type is numbness, the absence of sensation, and partial numbness is basically the same as paresthesias. Tingling symptoms will often progress to partial numbness and then to numbness as a nerve becomes degraded. There are also various types of sensory symptoms: vision symptoms, taste symptoms, hearing symptoms, touch symptoms, and so on.
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- Tingling: Tingling is a nerve sensation symptom that can affect various body areas. Common types are tingling toes and tingling fingers
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- Burning sensation: Burning sensations refer to a skin sensation (rather than actual “burns”), which people may describe also with terms such as
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- Paresthesias: Paresthesia is the general name for abnormal sensations. People use a variety of terms for these sensations, such as: tingling
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- Pain: Pain is a very common symptom that can affect almost any region of the body. Common types of pain include
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- Numbness: Numbness is the loss of nerve sensation in a region. Total numbness is the complete loss of sensation, but also
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