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Vitamin deficiency and pain in the eye - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi, my daughter is 19 years old and has been complaining of light headedness, being spaced out, eye pain, and hair and skin pain for the last three days
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Has she taken any medication for the same ?
User :   she has taken paracetamol and ibuprofen but says neither helps
Doctor :   Ok, Does she have fever ?
User :   she is warm to touch, and a little shivery, but not very warm or sweaty, i do not have a thermometer
Doctor :   Ok, Does she have any other symptoms other than above mentioned ?
User :   not really, she is very sleepy, but says that is because it hurts to open her eyes, and she feels dizzy when she moves
User :   a little bit of a cough, but i think that is left over from a cold she had a couple of weeks ago
Doctor :   Ok, she may need examination of her eyes by an opthalmologist , til then apply Moisol drops to both eyes
Doctor :   MOISOL drops 2 drops into each eye twice a day
User :   but if it is just her eyes, why is she saying her hair and skin hurts?
User :   she cant even wear pyjamas she says the elastic hurts too bad
Doctor :   It is called refferd pain , the nerve supply to the eyes is also shared by many other structures around it
Doctor :   ok, is the pain in the skin in the whole body ?
User :   yes, sorry, mainly across her back, stomach and neck
Doctor :   ok, Does she have numbness or sensation of pins and needles in the involved areas
User :   yes, "tingly" is how she describes it
Doctor :   May i know her weight and height ?
User :   she is 5 ft 4 and about 10/11 stone im not sure exactly
Doctor :   ok, this could be due to lack of vitamins
Doctor :   her food needs to be supplemented with multivitamins
User :   is it any particular vitamins?
Doctor :   Particularly one having VIT B12
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is important for nerve development , and the pain and tingly sensation is the because of lack of it
Doctor :   But do apply Moisol eye drops too as it reduces the strain in the eyes
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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