Numb And Tingling Hands On The Index, Middle And Ring Fingers?
Hello, 1 week more right hand numb right in the index finger, middle and ring, occasional shortness of breath, I have consulted a general practitioner, normal tension, according to the doctor there is a narrowing of blood flow to the right finger, then given 3 kinds of drugs ( azithromycin 500, antibiotics, and nacoflar 50 antibiotics, the doctor said wait after the drug is consumed, if there is no change then just check the blood. According to the doctor how, is it true that I have a blockage, do I go to a neurologist, or take the current drug until it runs out? Thank you in advance
Hello Camelia, Thank you for the question.
Do these symptoms only occur on one hand or both hands? Do you know the doctor's medical diagnosis? The symptoms of tingling and numbness can be caused by a disturbance of nerve function, either the central nerve or peripheral nerves, which can occur on one or both hands. These symptoms can also occur continuously or disappear. In addition to symptoms of pins and needles, other symptoms may also appear such as weakness in the limbs. Tingling symptoms on the hands can be caused by:
carpal tunnel cervical radiculopathy syndrome deficiency of vitamins B1, B6, B12 diabetes autoimmune diseases inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis) Azithromycin is an antibiotic class of drugs used to treat bacterial infections, peastast is a drug that contains mefenamic acid which functions to overcome pain and inflammation, whereas nacoflar is a drug containing diclofenac potassium which is also used to treat pain and inflammation. If it is not caused by an infection, then the administration of antibiotics is actually not necessary, except if from a doctor's examination, the doctor found an infection elsewhere. The blockage of blood vessels referred to the doctor may be a temporary disturbance of blood flow, for example due to pressure on parts of the body which generally cause temporary tingling / numbness for example, sitting on his knees for a long time which causes tingling in the legs.
Given the symptoms have been going on for 1 week, the best step now is to consult with a neurologist further to be able to ascertain the cause. Your doctor needs to ask more about your symptoms, examine you, and if necessary do other tests such as blood tests, ultrasound, EMG. Further treatment will be given by the doctor after ascertaining the cause.
In the meantime, please avoid the emphasis on the part of your hand. Avoid repetitive movements in your hand. Try to keep your hands in a straight position to avoid pinched nerves in the wrist area. Be careful in your activities because these symptoms can interfere with the function of the hand when feeling the sensation and function of the hand to hold objects.
I hope this helps.