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Remedy for numbness in the index finger - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi, my right index finger is feeling slightly numb
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have a xxxx profession
Doctor :   since when?
User :   should I be worried
Doctor :   ok
User :   for the last two days
User :   the numbness has been spreading slowly
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   23, M, xxxx, unmarried, no dependents. I'm in good shape, exercise regularly, and take care of ergonomics, posture, etc
Doctor :   ok
User :   i feel a tingling sensation when I massage my finger, similar to hitting a funny bone
Doctor :   i suggest that you take a mild painkiller like paracetamol 500mg
Doctor :   after food
User :   okay
Doctor :   i also suggest hot fomentation on the finger
Doctor :   for immediate relief
User :   fomentation?
Doctor :   its also better to avoid typing for a couple of days
Doctor :   to give rest to your finger
User :   Yeah, i will do that
Doctor :   also you should also try and learn to use your other fingers
Doctor :   while using the keyboard
User :   i do. i seldom overuse my index finger
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form and tell me when done.
Doctor :   that happens
User :   okay
User :   nothing to worry about right>
Doctor :   but just try and avoid to over use it
Doctor :   no not really
User :   okay. thank you
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   ok
User :   that's it. thank you veyr much
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