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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My husband came home from work complaining of blurred vision, headache, nausea, and a tingling numbness in his hands. He refuses to go to the emergency room. What can I do?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello.
Doctor :   May I know his age?
User :   Yes; he's 23.
Doctor :   Since when has he having these symptoms?
User :   It just happened today all of a sudden, so for about four hours.
Doctor :   On which side of the hands is the numbness located?
Doctor :   I ,mean which hand has he got the numbness?
User :   Both. He said this has gone away since, but he said it was both hands.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Has he had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   No; he has always been tired a lot, but all of these other symptoms are new.
Doctor :   Does he have any other medical illness?
User :   Not that we know of.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me explain.
Doctor :   Since the symptoms are acute, he would need to consult a doctor to know the cause for the symptoms, but since your husband refuses to got to the doctor, I shall suggest you an alternative.
Doctor :   1. Try tablet tylenol 2 tablets now.
Doctor :   This would bring down the headache to a great extent.
Doctor :   2. Drink sufficient amount of fluids/water.
User :   Okay. He has taken 5 ibuprofen in the last few hours and says he still has a headache.
Doctor :   3. He also needs ample bed rest.
Doctor :   You may try tylenol tablets and resting.
Doctor :   If the headaches do not suffice with it, then he may need stronger analgesics,
Doctor :   They are not available as OTC medications.
Doctor :   In that case, he has to consult the doctor.
User :   Okay. We'll make an appointment for tomorrow.
User :   We're both very worried it could be diabetes since his father has it; do you think this is a possibility?
Doctor :   His symptoms do not appear as a concerning problem, however, you may have to watch out for these symptoms.
Doctor :   1. Severe unbearable headaches, inspite of the above measures.
Doctor :   2. Recurrent vomiting.
Doctor :   3. Excessive drowiness.
Doctor :   4. Profuse sweating.
Doctor :   Look out for these symptoms.
User :   Okay. Good advice. Thank you very much.
Doctor :   If any such symptoms appear get to the doctor immediately.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   If you have any further queries, please log back to chat with us any time.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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