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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness (Overview)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such as pinprick or temperature.


Dr. Gary Pess
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Can wintergreen cause numbness?

Can wintergreen cause numbness?

Yes: When applied to the skin it can cause a warm and numb feeling. ...Read more

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Numbness (Overview)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such as pinprick or temperature.


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Can you tell me what it mean when emotional numbness begins to become physical?

Can you tell me what it mean when emotional numbness begins to become physical?

Often emotional: Numbness starts following a loss or trauma, processing this experience in therapy should help overcome the numbness. Left untreated the numbness may spread leading to an inability to cope with or feel things you would enjoy like happiness or joy leading to depression and reduced energy thereby entering into the physical domain. ...Read more

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Dr. Liza Kunz
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How to treat numbness caused by depersonalization?

How to treat numbness caused by depersonalization?

Psychotherapy CBT : And possibly medications may help. This is a lengthy problem awaiting a solution. I am sending you to a website that reviews the medication trials to date.] dr. Evan torch calls a combination of an ssri and Modafinil "the hidden pearl that can really help depersonalization disorder".[49]. Prozac alone is of no benefit and antipsychotics can make things worse.En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/depersonalization. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

How should numbness in fingers and toes be treated?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the numbness in order to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Koos
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Throat symptoms pain, numbness, swollen lymph nodes, and etc. What kind of doctor specializes in treating this?

Throat symptoms pain, numbness, swollen lymph nodes, and etc. What kind of doctor specializes in treating this?

PCP first: Your primary care doctor (family medicine or internist) can assess your condition and treat appropriately or if needed refer you to a specialist, namely an otolaryngologist/ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Nichol
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What is the treatment for persistent numbness and weakness in lower leg and foot 1 mo. After a popliteal nerve block to remove 3 fusion screws?

See neurologist: Nerve damage following a peripheral nerve block is a possible complication but should be uncommon in an experienced anesthesiologist's hands. A neurologist will probably consider a nerve conduction study to ascertain the cause of your problem and treatment options/prognosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What home remedies or other treatments can you recommend for numbness in leg from nerve damage? Urgent

What home remedies or other treatments can you recommend for numbness in leg from nerve damage? Urgent

None will help: Home remedies are generally worthless but there are prescription meds that can often significantly reduce your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
51 years in practice
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Could the mineral phosphorus cure numbness in the right side of face due to stress?

Could the mineral phosphorus  cure numbness in the right side of face due to stress?

Phosphorus: If it does, let us know since there is nothing to verify that. Phosporus is important but certain forms can be harmful. ...Read more

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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What can help get rid of numbness?

Specifics: Many different conditions can cause numbness throughout the body. I would suggest being evaluated by your primary care physician to help determine the cause of the numbness. Once the cause is found, treatment can begin. ...Read more

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