U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 21-year-old male asked:

Due to sudden heavy alcohol i am feeling tingling sensation and numbness in hands and foot. i dont drink regularly. help?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Maybe stop drinking: Even if you only note periodic episodes of tingling sensations and numbness in your hands and foot, alcohol can lead to neuropathy. I would recommend that if you are finding this direct of an association that you refrain from heavy alcohol, check your vitamin levels and consider seeing a neurologist for a thorough evaluation which may include a EMG/nerve test.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 29, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.