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35 year old adult female alcoholic, symptoms numbness finger tips,

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Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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Posted on Wed, 9 Jan 2019 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: 35 year old adult female alcoholic, symptoms numbness finger tips, 101.5 fever, headache overall body ache chills
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
These seem more like infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

The symptoms are suggestive of some infection and peripheral neuropathy. This does not look like a panic attack.

Peripheral neuropathy is common in alcoholics and can exaggerate during crisis like infection.
I will suggest that she take regular vitamin supplements that contain Vitamin folic acid, vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, and B12. This will help restore her overall health.

Aspirin is avoided in alcoholics. You can give her Tylenol for fever.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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