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

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

First: don't drink heavily. Second, don't drink rubbing alcohol or alcohol made in somebody's garage using lead tubing. Third. if it persists see a neurologist and get evaluated for toxic or nutritional neuropathy. Forth, don't eat the worm if its tequila. ...Read more

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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 neuropathy in my feet caused by alcohol. I have some numbness and not much pain. What is my prognosis/timeframe for recovery? Quit drinking.

I have neuropathy in my feet caused by  alcohol.  I have some numbness and not much pain.  What is my prognosis/timeframe for recovery? Quit drinking.

Hard to say: Depends on how long you were drinking for and how extensive of neuropathy you have. Sometimes it may not be reversible and sometimes it might be. Either way by stop drinking you took the right step and prevented further damage of your nerves. ...Read more

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My feet often turn purple/blue when im sitting or standing. It doesn't bother me, no numbness, pain, tingling. What could cause this?. Im 23.

My feet often turn purple/blue when im sitting or standing. It doesn't bother me, no numbness, pain, tingling. What could cause this?. Im 23.

Circulation problem?: Purple or blue coloring to hands or feet usually means decreased or slowed circulation to the area. This can happen if the blood vessels get compressed or if the vessels tighten themselves and lessen the blood flow. Sometimes, blood flow will change due to nerve signals or chemical signals telling the vessels to constrict. A primary doctor and a rheumatologist can evaluate and look for the cause. ...Read more

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I have pain, numbness, tingling and a burning sensation in my feet. What should I do?

I have pain, numbness, tingling and a burning sensation in my feet. What should I do?

Past medical history: The modifying factors (what makes your symptoms better or worse) and your past medical and family histories are quite important as this sounds like a form of neuropathy. See a foot specialist for a more complete workup. ...Read more

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At night when i'm trying to go to bed my feet feel numb an tingling an i can't sleep an it seems to only got worse of the past week?

At night when i'm trying to go to bed my feet feel numb an tingling an i can't sleep an it seems to only got worse of the past week?

Couple possibilities: You may be encountering the beginning of restless leg syndrome, and less likely, would be presentation of a peripheral nerve disorder. See your doctor and get this evaluated, as either problem can be easily controlled. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing numbness/tingling of my face, fingertips, bottom of my feet. Its sporadic. I also have sciatica. What could be wrong.

I'm experiencing numbness/tingling of my face, fingertips, bottom of my feet. Its sporadic. I also have sciatica. What could be wrong.

Evaluation: This constellation of symptoms need to evaluated further by a physician. There are several possibilities some more serious than others. A proper history and physical exam would narrow diagnosis and help target therapy. ...Read more

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My feet start tingling and my toes go numb whenever i walk. What causes this?

My feet start tingling and my toes go numb whenever i walk. What causes this?

See a doctor: There are many reasons for tingling and numbness in the feet, such as neuropathy of diabetes, thyroid issues, spine issues, nerve irritations among others. See a doctor to help diagnose, then treat this problem. ...Read more

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My feet start tingling about midday and are swollen, numb in the toes and more tingling by evening. What can I do to alleviate this?

Need diagnosis: You need a diagnosis. The symptom sounds like peripheral neuropathy, although there are other possibilities. Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more