Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Numbness Home Care

Home care for numbness or tingling includes:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid exposure to chemicals.
  • If you have diabetes:
    • Check your blood sugar every day.
    • Keep a log of your results.
  • If you have high blood pressure:
    • Learn how to take your blood pressure.
    • Check your blood pressure every day.
    • Keep a log of your results.

Numbness Warning Signs

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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