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Does meningitis cause tingling in feet or hands?

Does meningitis cause tingling in feet or hands?

Yes it can: Meningitis of various causes can cause tingling in hands and feet. Infectious agents that cause meningitis can also involve your peripheral nerves to cause these symptoms too. Herpes simplex, ebv or lyme disease can do that. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I have neck stiffness and rashes on hands & feet. Could this be caused by meningitis vaccination I received 2 days ago?

I have neck stiffness and rashes on hands & feet. Could this be caused by meningitis vaccination I received 2 days ago?

Unlikely: There are few things that produce a rash on the palms and soles, including syphilis and tick borne illnesses like rocky mountain spotted fever. This sounds like you should go to a doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Freezing cold hands and feet. Severe pains in joints all over body. Leg muscle ache. Nausea. Tired. 7 days. Normal blood tests. Meningitis?

Freezing cold hands and feet. Severe pains in joints all over body. Leg muscle ache. Nausea. Tired. 7 days. Normal blood tests. Meningitis?

No: What you described does not fit with meningitis. However, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and may be doing some tests. It would be prudent to consult a rheumatologist.
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Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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History L4/L5 disc bulges. 2 lumbar punctures for meningitis, aggravated it. After road biking, bad tingling in both feet. Did biking injure me more?

History L4/L5 disc bulges. 2 lumbar punctures for meningitis, aggravated it. After road biking, bad tingling in both feet. Did biking injure me more?

Probably not: Disc bulge usually cause one sided nerve impingement, mostly, but both side is possible if bulge is severe enough. Mostly the symptoms you experience with disc bulge is radiating pain going down your legs, numbness and tingling in your leg and not just in your feet. If you are having tingling at the bottom of the feet, there may be a component of neuropathy. Check with your doctor or econsult. ...Read more

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Is left hand and foot tingling usually serious?

Is left hand and foot tingling usually serious?

I would see: A doctor it's a sign of neuropathy. Potentially you could lose motor function as well. That would make it serious for me. ...Read more

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Tingling in feet and hands with numbness side of face and head. Sometimes lose balance for no reason. Trip over feet too. What could it be?

Tingling in feet and hands with numbness side of face and head. Sometimes lose balance for no reason. Trip over feet too. What could it be?

See a doctor: It is impossible to give you sound medical advice without a proper history and physical. The symptoms you are describing could be indicative of multiple medical problems. If the symptoms abruptly started, see a doctor today! ...Read more

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Taking 1000mcg sublingual B12 and 14mg iron for last 5 days. After taking within a hour getting tingling in feet and hands. Lasts all day. B12?

Taking 1000mcg sublingual B12 and 14mg iron for last 5 days. After taking within a hour getting tingling in feet and hands. Lasts all day. B12?

Possibly: Could be the B-12, or if you are taking a B-complex or Niacin also could cause this. Best to take methylated B-12 (Methylcobalamin) as best assimilated and utilized. ...Read more

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I increased my dose crestor (rosuvastatin) from 5 to10mg then I started having numbness and tingling in feet and hands?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): This type of drug depletes an important nutrient called co-enzyme q10. This is a nutrient that keeps your nervous system healthy. Speak to your doctor about a coq supplement. ...Read more

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I increased my dose crestor (rosuvastatin) from 5 to10mg then I started having numbness and tingling in feet and hands. How long for it to resolve after stopping?

I increased my dose crestor (rosuvastatin) from 5 to10mg then I started having numbness and tingling in feet and hands. How long for it to resolve after stopping?

Unknown: For a few reasons - it may coincidental and not related to the crestor (rosuvastatin). You may want to take certain vitamins that are known to encourage healthy nerve function like the b's. ...Read more

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Can I still have neuropathy even though my small nerve biopsys and qsart were negative - I get tingling in feet and left hand its not fun : (?

Can I still have neuropathy even though my small nerve biopsys and qsart were negative - I get tingling in feet and left hand its not fun : (?

Tingling to me: By definition is neuropathy. Sometimes, tests can be false negatives....
Discuss with the doctor what their treatment would be if the test was positive...Sometimes, it may be a vitamin, i.Emetanx which would not hurt for you to take and then you can see if the symptoms persist or not.... ...Read more

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Tingling in feet, hands and arm. Gets better when walking. Also fingers are a bit numb. Could this be serious?

Tingling in feet, hands and arm. Gets better when walking. Also fingers are a bit numb. Could this be serious?

Talk to your doctor: You need a history and exam
it could be nothing
could be worsened by anxiety
could be something serious such as myelopathy. ...Read more

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Numbness, tingling in feet, legs, hands sometimes face went to doc he didn't help. Starts suddenly at different times should I worry? My head xray was good.

Numbness, tingling in feet, legs, hands sometimes face went to doc he didn't help. Starts suddenly at different times should I worry? My head xray was good.

Metabolic causes: Trace minerals, Magnesium, Calcium deficiencies may be causing this type of numbness.
Improve your diet. Include daily nuts, fish & plenty of water.
Refer drhoffman. Com for details.
Supplements with magnesium, calcium & trace minerals
need to be taken now. ...Read more

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Night sweats, sore wrists, tingling in feet, hands feel weak and not often but when I grab something my hand cramps up is this carpal tunnel?

Not typical: Carpal tunnel is isolated to the wrists and is not typically associated with night sweats or tingling in the feet. It sounds as if you need a physical exam and laboratory testing to figure out the cause of your symptoms, . ...Read more

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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly?

Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various thing that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers. Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers. Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Please keep: Looking for the cause. Lots of possibilities Blood sugar? Neurological? Thyroid? Please stay w/your doc but ask about seeing a specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does a meningitis rash feel like its burns. I don't mean to the touch. I have a pin prick rash on my hands that feels like its burning.

Does a meningitis rash feel like its burns. I don't mean to the touch. I have a pin prick rash on my hands that feels like its burning.

Meningitis: It is a far cry from a skin eruption on your hands to a diagnosis of meningitis. The usual symptoms of meningitis include severe headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, alterations in level of consciousness or sensorium, photo and phonophobia, and so on. Go and see a doctor and have them examine your rash in order to be correctly diagnosed. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more

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I moved to ny for school and it's cold here still should I worry about meningitis or flu? Got vaccine for meningitis but not flu. Wash hands all day.

I moved to ny for school and it's cold here still should I worry about meningitis or flu? Got vaccine for meningitis but not flu. Wash hands all day.

Infection: Your chances of acquiring infection are no different because of the weather. Hand washing is good, but can be overdone. Sounds as if you may be having a mild anxiety disorder. Meningitis in the usa is now a rare condition. Relax and enjoy the new school. Hope you do well and have a 4.0 gpa. ...Read more

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Hi, I was just diagnosed with viral meningitis, and just today put my hand to my neck to find a vertical bulge just the right of my spine. What is it?

Hi, I was just diagnosed with viral meningitis, and just today put my hand to my neck to find a vertical bulge just the right of my spine. What is it?

See below: Hard to fully answer based on information provided, but my thought is the likelihood of a swollen lymph node in neck area, but would also consider sebaceous cyst, unrelated to the meningitis, Needs to be examined directly by your doctor. ...Read more

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Its been around 18 mnths fr my fiancee aftr TB meningitis and mentally she's better, jst having trouble in walking nd mild weakness in right hand. Will it get better or not? She hd lacunar infarcts.

Its been around 18 mnths fr my fiancee aftr TB meningitis and mentally she's better, jst having trouble in walking nd mild weakness in right hand. Will it get better or not? She hd lacunar infarcts.

Neuropathy: This cannot be answered definitively. Sometimes nerves will gradually and very slowly heal, but if there has been an area of infarction unless the stimuli can find alternative pathways it may not improve. In either case you must be very very patient. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause tingling in feet or hands?

Can a sinus infection cause tingling in feet or hands?

Not directly: Sinus infections may occasionally lead to other infections within the skull, including sub or epidural empyema, brain abscess, and rarely thromboses of the venous sinuses. These can be responsible for a wide variety of neurologic manifestations, but tingling in the feet or hands would be distinctly unusual. ...Read more

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How quick are symptoms of meningitis in a baby mine acts fine but complains of her foot hurting and has rash two days but goes away with glass to it.

How quick are symptoms of meningitis in a baby mine acts fine but complains of her foot hurting and has rash two days but goes away with glass to it.

Not meningitis: Symptoms of meningitis may appear quickly, but foot pain and vanishing rash are not classical for meningitis. Fever, neck stiffness and pain on motion, vomiting, extreme irritability, permanent erythematous non blanching rash is more typical for bacterial meningitis. ...Read more

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Could vit. D deficiency level of 17 cause wired feeling, tingling in feet & hands and insomnia?

Could vit. D deficiency level of 17 cause wired feeling, tingling in feet & hands and insomnia?

Prob. Not Vitamin D: Raising your vitamin d level has many benefits but the symptoms you mention are not usually associated w/low vitamin d. The wired feeling might be hormonal and the tingle neurological. Please see your doc and he or she will help you feel better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am 74 yrs. In march 2013 I took yellow fever and meningitis vaccinations together. After 14 days I had severe reactions. Burning feet temp etc?

I am 74 yrs. In march 2013 I took yellow fever and meningitis vaccinations together. After 14 days I had severe reactions. Burning feet temp etc?

Vaccines: I would address this with the infectious disease doctor who provided the vaccines and additionally, it is uncommon to have "reactions" 14 days after the vaccinations. It is likely a completely different problem. ...Read more

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Can purple and red sores on my feet and scalp be part of meningitis along with my severe headache and stiff neck?

Meningitis: This is conceivable, but if you had bacterial meningitis with such skin lesions it is hard to believe that you would be asking this question. Do you have nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, fever, chills, joint pain, sleepiness, alterations in level of consciousness? If you really think you may have meningitis go to an ER immediately or better still call EMS. Hope that you don't have. ...Read more

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A yr aftr TB meningitis my gf is unable to walk straight bt cn go upstairs. She used to twist her left paw. I thought it was drop foot so sent hr a splint. Nw she started to twist her right paw, why?

A yr aftr TB meningitis my gf is unable to walk straight bt cn go upstairs. She used to twist her left paw. I thought it was drop foot so sent hr a splint. Nw she started to twist her right paw, why?

To determine the: Cause of her new neurological sign, your girlfriend really needs to see her doctor for a neurological examination & an MRI of the brain, as well as re-evaluation for active TB anywhere in her body. Two of the possibilities are that TB meningitis can recur within 7-13 months if not adequately treated or lesions called tuberculomas of the brain can enlarge & obstruct flow of cerebro-spinal fluid. ...Read more

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Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?

Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?

Other symptoms.?: The symptoms you have described could be due to many different illnesses. In my experience, patients with meningitis most commonly present with high fever, neck stiffness, severe headaches, nausea and vomiting. There are some serious forms of meningitis associated with rashes. However, they will be associated with equally serious symptoms as listed above. If you are unsure, see your doctor right away ...Read more

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Is it common for foot injuries to cause foot tingling?

Is it common for foot injuries to cause foot tingling?

Yes: Many injuries can affect the nerves in the foot, which can cause tingling, numbness or even sharp, shooting pains. If you are concerned get an exam for proper diagnosis and treatment plans! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my back pain and foot tingling?

What could be the cause of my back pain and foot tingling?

Pinched nerve: An injury to spinal disk or a nerve in the back can create both of the problems you mentioned. ...Read more

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I been feeling unblanced dizzy and tingling in feet for 3 months what. Can be the cause?

I been feeling unblanced dizzy and tingling in feet for 3 months what. Can be the cause?

Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


Dr. Gianni Persich
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Foot Tingling (Definition)

This is usually noted as a pins/needle sensation. Can be benign or associated with pain and numbness. There is a multitude of causes usually related to small fiber ...Read more