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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   yeah, of late i am getting shock whenever i touch something (due to static electricity i believe). what could be the reason?
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   37 yrs, male
Doctor :   Can you describe since when are you having this symptom and on which part of your body are you getting these sensation?
User :   since last week, whenever i touch metal items like my car, laptop where metal is, chairs, etc
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   On which part of your body are you getting these sensation?
User :   tip of the finger
Doctor :   Do these sensation radiate to your arms?
User :   yes, but not to large extend. say covering the palm
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have fever or did you recently suffer from an infection?
User :   no, not at all
Doctor :   Are the sensations localised to one side or seen on both sides?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   sorry was on a call
User :   both sides
User :   both side
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any problems while gripping?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke, consume alcohol?
Doctor :   Are you on any regular medications?
User :   no smoking, but alcohol very rare
Doctor :   Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure, liver disease or kidney disease?
User :   no, i am not under any medications
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Shock like sensation is medically termed as paraesthesia.
User :   ok
Doctor :   These occur due to multiple reasons.
Doctor :   I hope that the things that you are touching are fine and not electrically connected.
User :   no, they are not electrically connected
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then the causes for such disturbances are as follows
Doctor :   1. Neuropathy secondary to cervical problems, electrolyte disturbances, infections, vitamin and nutritional deficiencies and rarely endocrine and hormone disturbances.
Doctor :   Such symptoms do happen due to alcohol intoxication and due to certain drugs, which you report negative.
Doctor :   2, Paraesthesia symptoms do happen in somatic causes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   somatic causes are psychological associated with stress and anxiety.
Doctor :   From this far, without a proper physical examination and investigations, I cannot predict which among these 2 group of conditions is causing your symptoms.
Doctor :   A face to face consultation with a doctor and neurological examination is essential in differentiating between these 2 conditions.
Doctor :   Hence, I suggest you to see a doctor for the examination and investigations.
Doctor :   In the mean time, my recommendations are
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Improved diet in the form of plenty of fruits and vegetables
Doctor :   2, One multivitamin pill a day
Doctor :   you can use Neurobion or neurobion forte tablets(one tablet a day) if you are looking for a specific multivitamin.
Doctor :   3. Adequate and timely sleep, relaxation exercises
User :   ok
Doctor :   4, Exercises to strengthen hand muscles will also aid in recovery of neuropathy.
User :   ok
Doctor :   5. Lastly the neurological examination as suggested earlier.
Doctor :   Watch out for few symptoms such as
Doctor :   progress in the paraesthesia - sensation spreading above,
User :   ok
Doctor :   weakness of limbs - that is, if you find that you are not able to grip your hand properly and things are falling out from your hands.
Doctor :   notice fever and so on.
Doctor :   If such symptoms occur, see a doctor as soon as possible.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes doctor
User :   is this a worrysome factor?
Doctor :   Development of weakness as indicated by inability to grip means a worrying problem.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hence see a doctor, immediately if you notice such weakness or severe pain.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   sure
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Please confirm your phone number for our reference and future communications if necessary.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thats it.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Have a great day and wish you a Happy New Year.
User :   Thanks u and bye
User :   Thank you so much and wishing you the same
User :   Take care and bye
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