Tingling sensation or numbness in the finger results from conditions that affect the nerve or blood vessels that supply the hand. Conditions that can cause tingling of the fingers are peripheral neuropathy, uncontrolled diabetes, alcohol abuse, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Raynaud's disease.
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Why do I get tingling sensation in fingers only while working with cardboard?
Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering if I have a reaction to cardboard and/or the chemicals in them. About eight months ago, I started working in a warehouse working with cardboard boxes, after about a week my fingers started to tingle and bother me. The best way to describe it is like the numbness we get... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Well, the sort of complaints you are saying looks more like a nerve compression than an allergic reaction. Allergies are common in the workplace where you deal with new stuff. But in allergy, you get more skin eruptions and peeling (contact dermatitis). Since you have more ... Read Full »
After a cat scratch, I have a tingling sensation on my finger, a sore throat, cough, neck, and back pain. Have I contracted rabies?
Query: Hi doctor, I received three booster doses in one year ago. My thumb was scratched by a cat in the garden but the scratch was the size of a dot but it did not bleed. I have been having tingling sensations in my fingers for some times but I have neck and back problems, also I have a very bad sore thr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae, which is often transmitted to humans through a scratch or bite from an infected cat. While most cases of cat scratch disease are mild and do not require ... Read Full »
Why is there numbness with tingling sensation in my right hand ring finger?
Query: Hi doctor, Before a month, I carried heavy grocery bags and after that my right-hand ring finger got numb with a tingling sensation. It is persistent for the past one month. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Carrying heavy grocery bags just once will not cause any numbness in ring finger with a tingling sensation. Do you work for long hours on a computer using the keyboard? Your symptoms indicate nerve entrapment like carpal tunnel syndrome. Even, if your nerve is injured whi... Read Full »
What medications would help manage the swelling in my wrist and numbness of my index finger and right thumb due to carpal tunnel syndrome?
Query: Hello doctor, I have carpal tunnel syndrome, and my wrist appears swollen. I went to the emergency room, but they sent me home. I was given painkillers, but I can tolerate the pain to some extent. The problem is that I cannot pick up anything with my right hand. My index finger and thumb are numb. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your problem. You should understand that carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the median nerve in the wrist. It can be associated with conditions like hypothyroidism, steroid use, pregnancy, diabetes mellitus, or obesity. Make sure you are not s... Read Full »
I am a 20-year-old male smoker. Why do I feel tingling sensation in my hands and lips, and pressure on my chest?
Query: Hi,I am a 20-year-old male, and I smoke three cigarettes per day. For the last six months, I have had a strange feeling in my left arm. Today the small finger of both the hands and the lips feel a tingling sensation. I also feel pressure on my chest. Medications have not helped me. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: HI, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It seems to be due to some musculoskeletal issues. It can occur due to a sedentary lifestyle, sitting, sleeping in a wrong posture, lack of exercise, or deficiency of vitamins and minerals. Here are my suggestions for you... Read Full »
My ringer finger has been numb for the past three months because of ulnar nerve damage. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor,I tripped and hit my underarm on the back of a chair. My ring finger has been numb for three months because of the damage to the ulnar nerve. What should I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from a direct injury to the ulnar nerve. Most injuries heal in three to five months and may need nerve-enhancing medicines to recover the damaged nerve faster. I suggest you go for nerve conduction tests to determine the current status of the damaged ... Read Full »
Why is there a feeling of discomfort and numbness in my left arm?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old man. For the past few weeks, I have had a feeling of discomfort and numbness in my left arm and heart. Also, I have discomfort and kind of pain in my armpits. I can also feel tingling pain in my bones from fingers to toes. Please help. Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is less likely for a young person without risk factors like diabetes, hypertension, and a family history of smoking to have chest pain. I suggest that your pain is due to a musculoskeletal sprain. Chest pain is usually related to efforts and its deep, suffocatin... Read Full »
I am experiencing a tingling sensation in my hands, and even my toes are hurting. What could be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor,My problem is that I am experiencing a tingling sensation in my hand and the tips of my fingers. Toe fingers are also hurting. Please help me with this. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your present clinical features, you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome caused by the entrapment of the median nerve in the wrist joint. It is characterized by burning, tingling, or numbness in your hands and fingers.... Read Full »
Why is my arm numb after blood draw?
Query: Hi doctor, I had blood drawn five weeks ago and since then felt numbness and tingling in my right arm and right leg. Although numbness and tingling have gotten better, I still feel slight numbness in right pinky and third finger. I also feel burning/pinching in the crease of my arm where she drew b... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to a pinched nerve, possibly related to the venous puncture. I do not think that the numbness in the leg is related to the procedure. It could be just a little anxiety. Anyway, if the numbne... Read Full »
Can radiation from phone result in nerve problem?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a tingling, warm and very uncomfortable sensation in my finger when I touch my phone. What could it be? I am very afraid it is due to the radiation from the phone. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are exposed to variable amounts of radiation from our cell phones. However, it is not strong enough to cause tingling and numbness or nerve damage. The only way to know if your phone is causing it is to abandon using it for a day or two and check if the symptoms s... Read Full »