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Cause of tingling/numb feeling at the tip of nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, i am having some tingling/numb feeling at the tip of my nose and i dont know why.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   DR AAAAAAA here.
Doctor :   please describe your symptom in detail
User :   its just at the tip of my nose.
User :   its not painful but its tingling and sort of numb
Doctor :   how did this start? was there any hurt associated?
User :   i was just sitting at home watching tv and it started all of a sudden. i had a fall yesterday but didnt hit my face
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms associated with tingling?
Doctor :   was there any bleeding or runny nose?
Doctor :   is it the whole of the tip of nose or only a small part affected?
User :   it started as the left side of the tip but now the whole tip. no bleeding. and no other symptoms.
Doctor :   ok. are you sure that you did not have injury to tip of nose as you fell ?
User :   no because the fall was over 24hrs ago and it only started to tingle today
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any.
User :   24 years old, female, 5ft, 65kgs, i have a pituatery tumour and have been taking cabergoline tablets for the past 3yrs with no problems
Doctor :   ok. then I would suggest you to wait and watch over next 2 days, see if the tingling is spreading more or reducing.
Doctor :   in the meantime take Tab Neurobion forte 1 tablet daily for 1 week
User :   ive never heard of that medication before?
Doctor :   if the tingling sensation is increasing then report back to your treating doctor to see if teh tingling is caused due to the Cabergoline
Doctor :   it is a nerve stimulant, helps peripheral nerves to regain their function
Doctor :   tingling is abnormal sensation transmitted due to damage to peripheral nerve endings
User :   so do you think it is dangerous?
Doctor :   so the Neurobian helps them to recover
Doctor :   no, unless it is spreading, it is not dangerous
Doctor :   if it is spreading, then you might need further work-up to see if reducing Cabergoline dosage will help
User :   can cabergoline have this effect?
Doctor :   it can cause tingling, nausea, dizziness, if taken over long periods of time
Doctor :   these are common side effects of it
User :   oh ok thank you.
User :   im just very worried about my nose
Doctor :   but do not stop taking it at once, if needed, it will be slowly reduced and tapered down
Doctor :   you should be fine, do not worry.
User :   what does it mean if the tingling spreads?
Doctor :   keep watch on development of any new symptoms and report them to your treating doctor at once
Doctor :   if it spreads it would mean that more nerves are getting affected and the cause for it should be found out
User :   so its not life threatening?
Doctor :   look out for other symptoms like deviation of angle of moth, drooling of saliva, eye muscle weakness, numbness over the face etc
Doctor :   no, it is not life threatening until it is not spreading fast and you are not having any of these above mentioned symptoms
Doctor :   if you develop any of these, it would mean that the cranial nerves are affected inside brain
Doctor :   and you would then require a MRI brain to see if indeed there is any damage to the cranial nerves
Doctor :   it will also tell you if the pituitary tumor is the cause for the new symptoms
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes i understand
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   that should be it for now
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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