Needles and Pins - Netflix

Life in the aggravating world of the garment industry as seen through the experiences of Wendy Nelson, a struggling young apprentice fashion designer with Lorelei Fashions in New York City.

Needles and Pins - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1973-09-21

Needles and Pins - Paresthesia - Netflix

Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation such as tingling, tickling, pricking, numbness or burning of a person's skin with no apparent physical cause. The manifestation of a paresthesia may be transient or chronic, and may have any of dozens of possible underlying causes. The most familiar kind of paresthesia is the sensation known as “pins and needles” or of a limb “falling asleep”. A less well-known and uncommon but important paresthesia is formication, the sensation of bugs crawling underneath the skin.

Needles and Pins - Treatment - Netflix

Medications offered can include the immunosuppressant prednisone, intravenous gamma globulin (IVIG), anticonvulsants such as gabapentin or Gabitril and antiviral medication, depending on the underlying cause. In addition to treatment of the underlying disorder, palliative care can include the use of topical numbing creams, such as lidocaine or prilocaine. Care must be taken to apply only the necessary amount, as excess can contribute to the condition. Otherwise, these products offer extremely effective, but short-lasting, relief from the condition. Paresthesia caused by stroke may receive some temporary benefit from high doses of Baclofen multiple times a day. HIV patients who self-medicate with cannabis report that it reduces their symptoms. Paresthesia caused by shingles is treated with appropriate antiviral medication.

Needles and Pins - References - Netflix