Pinching : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Last Updated: 11/09/2022

Pinching of the skin and mucous membranes combines the sensations of a slight burning sensation and tingling. This reaction may appear in response to exposure to sunlight, mechanical, thermal, chemical irritants, allergens, infection by fungi and parasites. To find out the causes of tingling, a dermatological examination (luminescent diagnostics, skin scrapings), a dental examination, allergy and allergy tests, and hematological examinations are carried out. Treatment is usually carried out locally with the help of hormonal, antihistamine, antimycotic drugs, baths and lotions.

General information

The sensation of tingling, as a rule, is expressed moderately, disturbs for a short time, immediately after the action of the stimulus. Often weakens or disappears after stroking, cooling the skin area with water or air. However, in some cases, tingling may be replaced by persistent itching or burning of the skin. Often, tingling is accompanied by reddening of the skin and mucous membranes, the appearance of rashes, and swelling.

The reasons

skin tingling

Pinching of the skin occurs in response to mechanical damage, contact with infectious and non-infectious antigens. Factors that cause the phenomenon of tingling:

  • Injuries. Pinching of the skin is accompanied by mild trauma to the skin: abrasions, scratches, cuts, abrasions, diaper rash. Pinching is often the primary reaction to superficial solar, thermal or chemical burns, burns from plants (nettle, cow parsnip), insect bites (mosquitoes, ants).
  • Allergodermatosis. Dermatological manifestations develop with household, food, solar, cold allergies, allergies to cosmetics, household chemicals, etc. The main symptoms: rash, redness, swelling, tingling, itching of the skin.
  • Dermatomycosis. Pinching and itching are accompanied by fungal dermatoses: trichophytosis, epidermophytosis, candidiasis, mycosis of the feet. Additional symptoms include the presence of scaly plaques, cracks, foci of weeping and flushing of the skin, and itching.
  • infectious dermatoses. The tingling of the skin with the herpes simplex virus usually precedes the appearance of blisters. Also, tingling may occur at the site of already opened bubbles. Other skin infections include pyoderma, microbial eczema, staphyloderma, streptoderma.

In case of long-term or recurrent tingling of the skin, it is necessary to consult a dermatologist or allergist, undergo the necessary examination and treatment of the identified pathology using topical steroids, antifungal, antibacterial, antihistamines.

Pinching tongue

As a physiological phenomenon, it is provoked by the use of too hot drinks, soda, alcohol, seasonings, hot spices, pickled foods. May occur during dental treatment due to the use of pastes and solutions, as a side effect of taking certain drugs. As a pathological symptom, tingling of the tongue develops under the following conditions:

  • Dental pathologies : glossitis, dental deposits, allergy to prosthetic materials, oropharyngeal candidiasis, burns of the oral cavity.
  • Bad oral habits : sucking a finger or various objects, biting or sticking out the tongue, mouth breathing.
  • Endocrine disorders : diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, menopause.
  • Other systemic diseases : vitamin B deficiency, GERD, cervical osteochondrosis, iron deficiency anemia, Sjögren's syndrome.
  • Mental disorders : hypochondria, increased anxiety, depression, carcinophobia.

Patients who are concerned about tingling of the tongue should visit a dentist, if necessary, an endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, psychotherapist. In case of dental diseases, mouth baths, drug treatment, oral cavity sanitation are prescribed. In deficient conditions, replacement therapy is necessary. Psychogenic disorders require psychotherapy sessions.

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