Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Yvette | 2010-04-07

Q.

Pins and Needles in tongue

Hi

My daughter is 7 years old and in the past two days she has had 3 very strange incidents. She suddenly gets pins and needles in her tongue, has a feeling like she can''t swallow and the saliva just runs out of her mouth, excessive amounts. She is not nauseous at all. It goes over in a few minutes though. What could this be?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The most common cause of these symptoms in a child of 7 years is migraine. Another possible cause is a form of epilepsy. It is important to see a paediatric neurologist as soon as possible as your daughter has very significant symptoms.

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