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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Headache and Migraines
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User :   In the last week, the right side of my head has started to feel--more like a tingly feeling. At first, I felt it about once a day. After 5 days, I am now feeling it more freqently through out the day. Any suggestions on what this may be?
Doctor :   hello
User :   Helllo
Doctor :   mayb less
User :   any insights on what may be going on...
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please
User :   female
User :   40
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ??
User :   No...not that I know of
User :   no head aches either
Doctor :   any tests you went underwent ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you on any long term medication ?
User :   none
User :   no headaches or neck pain either
Doctor :   ok, Any hair loss you are experiencing ?
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   no
User :   no hair loss
User :   in the last episode, the tingling feeling started to approach the right side of my face
Doctor :   ok, i would consider the sensation you have related to vascular problem
User :   what does that mean
Doctor :   can be related to circulation
User :   how so? can you provide any other info
Doctor :   i will advice you MINTOP 5%
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   thats the medication name]
Doctor :   apply it on your scalp
Doctor :   you will find relief
User :   i see
User :   the numbness does not bother me very much, but i should get to the root of the problem
Doctor :   it will dilate and improve circulation
User :   does it mean the circulation near my scalp is poor?
User :   what could be the cause? diet?
Doctor :   do you have any stress
User :   no more than normal...I have had much worse stress in the past
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well dont worry
Doctor :   just apply the medication on alternate days in the night before going to bed
Doctor :   for 2 weeks
User :   it sounds like this is not a serious issue
Doctor :   no not at all
User :   any side effects that i can expect? and how soon can I expect improvement?
Doctor :   its safe
Doctor :   you will be fine in 4-5 days
User :   ok - thanks
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