Numbness and Tingling Overview
What is numbness and tingling?
A person with numbness and tingling has an abnormal feeling or loss of sensation on the surface of the skin. Chronic diseases, such as diabetes and alcoholism, may cause numbness and tingling. A variety of neurological diseases, such as stroke, spinal cord disease, herniated disk, and peripheral neuropathy may also cause numbness and tingling.
What are the symptoms of numbness and tingling?
Symptoms that may occur with numbness and tingling include skin rash, dry skin, cool or mottled skin, burning pain, increased sensitivity to touch, weakness, and fatigue.
How does the doctor treat numbness and tingling?
The treatment for numbness and tingling depends on the cause. Treatment for numbness and tingling may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, or vitamin supplements. A variety of medications are used to treat symptoms of numbness and tingling, including narcotic pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, tricyclic antidepressants, and anticonvulsants.
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