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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 been having some symptoms please help me to get some idea of what may be going on my symptoms are tingling all over, shaking mostly in hands and and arms, back pain, off-balance, weakness, fatigue, and sometimes my vision gets blurry and then corre

I have been having some symptoms please help me to get some idea of what may be going on my symptoms are tingling all over, shaking mostly in hands and and arms, back pain, off-balance, weakness, fatigue, and sometimes my vision gets blurry and then corre

When: When a patient has new symptoms, it can be helpful to write the symptoms down so that their primary care doctor can carefully evaluate the symptoms. Keeping a journal of when the patient's symptoms occur, in relation to time of day, eating, and activity can be helpful. The primary care doctor should be aware of all of the patient's medications and any herbal supplements. Family history can be helpful information as well. Any new or ongoing symptoms should be discussed with the primary care physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shaking hands or tremor, lightheadedness (worsened by: prolonged standing) and leg tingling. & can hear my own heart beat?

I am experiencing shaking hands or tremor, lightheadedness (worsened by: prolonged standing) and leg tingling. & can hear my own heart beat?

Anxiety symptoms: My first guess is that you are anxious. And you are breathing fast during the spells which makes you blow off CO2 and can lead to the symptoms you describe especially the tingling. Try rebreathing into a paper bag so CO2 returns to normal for a few minutes. If this helps bingo. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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How do I control my shaking hands and nervousness during my weekly presentations?

How do I control my shaking hands and nervousness during my weekly presentations?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers such as Propranolol are commonly prescribed for presentations. You can't take if you have asthma. Relaxaton therapy, rehearsal also help. Benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam) or Klonopin may help as well but can cause sedation and dependence. ...Read more

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Is it likely to get rubella from shaking hands with someone who might have it but doesn't show any symptoms?

Is it likely to get rubella from shaking hands with someone who might have it but doesn't show any symptoms?

Unlikely: It is unlikely to obtain rubella from shaking hands with someone who does not exhibit signs of rubella. Rubella normally is passed on from inhalation of large particle aerosols and generally from a prolonged period of contact. All the best! ...Read more

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Can you get toxoplasmosis by shaking hands with or coming in contact with someone who has an indoor/outdoor cat and cleans the litter box?

Can you get toxoplasmosis by shaking hands with or coming in contact with someone who has an indoor/outdoor cat and cleans the litter box?

Wash hands: Hopefully the person changing the kitty littler washes their hands after changing the box. Toxoplasmosis is not known to be passed from person to person in this matter but simple hand hygiene is a good practice as well. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my shaking hands? My dads hands shake too and he is a smoker but I am not and they get worse when I'm mad or nervous.

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What could be the cause of my shaking hands? My dads hands shake too and he is a smoker but I am not and they get worse when I'm mad or nervous.

Tremors: Is shaking only when hands are in motion or even at rest? . Several causes exist, such as essential tremors, drug-induced, parkinson's, systemic disease, psychogenic (such as stress or lack of sleep), fatigue, too much coffee, low blood sugar, overactive thyroid. Worth getting evaluated to rule out medical causes. Most likely, yours is essential tremor & can be effectively treated. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause shaking hands for girls?

Can masturbation cause shaking hands for girls?

Unlikely: Masturbation is most likely to cause both pleasure & some feelings of guilt, depending a lot on a kids culture. It does not cause neurological symptoms. If a kid finds that they are experiencing some tremor, or fine continuous movements in their hands, they should have their physician look into the process. I'd be looking into an overactive thyroid or other issue as the culprit. ...Read more

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Can taking Prozac (fluoxetine) cause shaking hands?

Can taking Prozac (fluoxetine) cause shaking hands?

Yes: SSRI's have a nasty side effect of causing agitation if you happen to be one of the unlucky ones. But before discontinuing the Prozac, (fluoxetine) check for other causes--allergies, alcohol or drug use/hangovers, localized muscle trauma, other medical issues, etc. Consult your MD before changing any medications... ...Read more

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I have pain in my right elbow. It is slightly painful when I fully extend it and is a sharp pain when I am gripping something or shaking hands.

I have pain in my right elbow. It is slightly painful when I fully extend it and is a sharp pain when I am gripping something or shaking hands.

Poss. Epicondylitis: Hi! Depending on where exactly the elbow hurts and whether it hurts when you twist hand (a door knob, for ex.) clockwise or counterclockwise you may have lateral or medial epicondylitis, aka tennis or golfer's elbow--both "overuse" syndromes. Need to identify and avoid the repetative/causative action with rest, anti-inflammatoris as initial Tx. If no better or there is redness and swelling see doc ...Read more

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After reading about HPV, I have been worried about getting it via holding hands, shaking hands, hugging etc. With friends and all, Shall I be worried?

After reading about HPV, I have been worried about getting it via holding hands, shaking hands, hugging etc. With friends and all, Shall I be worried?

Not so much: HPV is a family of viruses. Those with the most consequence are the strains associated with sexual transmission.Although there is times when these strains will shed & contaminate various surfaces it appears the STI strains pass only with direct skin to skin contact along with a mechanical or abrasive event. These strains are also site specific, tending to live only on specific genital skin. ...Read more

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Why do I have shaking hands and legs only at night?

Why do I have shaking hands and legs only at night?

Unclear: If you have been examined for gait and balance problems without an answer, you would be a candidate for a sleep study where the movements could be linked to brain waves or a medication effect. ...Read more

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What can cause me to have shaking hands and legs at night?

What can cause me to have shaking hands and legs at night?

Depemds: We shake from sensations of cold (the chill before a fever, for example) anxiety and fatigue. Please make sure you are healthy and have healthy sleep patterns before you excuse your symptoms. A blood test panel may be recomended. ...Read more

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Could my dad be having a mild stroke if his symptoms are shaking hands, loss of balance?

Could my dad be having a mild stroke if his symptoms are shaking hands, loss of balance?

Yes: Would take him to the hospital now. Shaking may be weakness. This maybe a warning of something bigger. Best to do everything you can now to understand what is going on and what can be done about it. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can shaking hands be a side effect of missing a few days of doses of fluoxetine?

Help plz! Can shaking hands be a side effect of missing a few days of doses of fluoxetine?

YES: Yes and in addition may feel some nausea and what people describe as "brain zaps" feeling in their head. People may get irritable and easily frustrated as well ...Read more

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Is it likly to transfur viruses and bacteria via sex than any other contact, such as shaking hands?

Is it likly to transfur viruses and bacteria via sex than any other contact, such as shaking hands?

Body fluids & trauma: Hand shake does not trasfer body fluids, other than sweat and sweat usually does not have bugs. Fluids are exchanged during sex and sex also damages the skin of penis and lining of vagina thus facilitating transfer of bugs. ...Read more

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This may seem a strange question, but can a person get HPV from just shaking hands with someone who has it? (or other non sexual contact)

This may seem a strange question, but can a person get HPV from just shaking hands with someone who has it? (or other non sexual contact)

Not genital strain: There are in excess of 100 strains of HPV with more than a dozen involved with genital transfer. The strains tend to be specific to a tissue area, so genital strains stay there (or transfer to some oral tissues). There are also strains that cause common regular skin warts, which could pass from skin to skin contact like a handshake. You don't pass genital strains with a handshake. ...Read more

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Are there concerns when shaking hands with someone who has scabs or bandaids on their hands? I was introduced to someone who had cuts/bandaids on hand

Are there concerns when shaking hands with someone who has scabs or bandaids on their hands? I was introduced to someone who had cuts/bandaids on hand

Little or no risk: We all have daily contact with other persons' hands -- shaking hands, exchanging money, etc. Many of them have sores, scabs, etc on the hands and mostly you don't know about it. Even without sores, such contact can spread germs like cold viruses and bacteria like staph or strep, Probably no greater risk from this person than anyone else. This is why frequent hand washing is a good health habit. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more