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Numbness (Definition)

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

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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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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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Stroke (Tip)

Stroke

Numbness or paralysis on one side of your body or the other may be a stroke. ...See more

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2 weeks ago, i took cipro (750mg 2x/day) for a uti. After 2 days, i felt pain and numbness in my hands, feet and face. The UTI was gone by day 2, but the pain gets worse daily. Is this treatable?

2 weeks ago, i took cipro (750mg 2x/day) for a uti. After 2 days, i felt pain and numbness in my hands, feet and face. The UTI was gone by day 2, but the pain gets worse daily. Is this treatable?

Need in person eval: If your symptoms are getting worse despite the fact that you're off the cipro, you need to be seen by a doctor and make sure that the two are related. ...Read more

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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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Diabetes (Tip)

Diabetes

If you have tingling, burning, numbness or other odd sensations in your feet, ask about neuropathy. ...See more

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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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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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Back pain (Tip)

Back pain

If you have no radiation of pain or numbness to your legs, you are not "pinching" a nerve! ...See more

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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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