Chemotherapy Side Effects – Chemotherapy

Tingling sensation in the skin

Tingling sensation in the skin
Tingling sensation in the skin

Some drugs can make you feel a sensation similar to needles, pins, or tingling. Others report loss of sensation in the fingers, sometimes in the toes. You may also experience muscle weakness or changes in your hearing function, such as a ringing sound in your ears. Doctors call these symptoms peripheral neuropathy. The most likely cause for this condition is chemotherapy treatment.

Some daily activities may suddenly become challenging for you. If that’s the case, communicate your concern to your healthcare team. You may need a minor modification in your therapy. This usually improves when treatment is over. In few cases, it may be permanent.