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What causes intermittent stinging sensation on the face and tiredness?

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the skin on my arms and face is stinging like it is being held near a fire. I have had this feeling on my face on and off for 6 weeks. Also, I have joint and muscle pain in my neck wrists and arms. I am experiencing fatigue and sleep 12 hours a day. I have tried antibiotics thinking it was Lyme, but the symptoms are getting worse.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Shuba Hariprasad 3 hours later
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Clarifications please

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for your query.
I am Dr. Shuba Hariprasad and will be answering your query today.
Would you clarify a few things for me, please?
*what is your height and weight?
*do you have any other medical issues (diabetes, for instance) or take medications?
*do you smoke or consume alcohol?
*do you have a sedentary lifestyle?
*what do you do most of the day?
*any family history of diabetes, cervical spine spondylitis?
Based on your symptoms, I would like to. Rule out spinal nerve compression and disc disease.

I recommend:
-a physician consult and neurologist opinion
-blood tests (complete blood count, lipid profile, blood glucose levels, kidney and liver function tests, thyroid stimulating hormone.
-MRI of the spine.
-nerve conduction study if indicated.

Based on these we can arrive at a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
-Avoid sitting for too long
- avoid any activity that triggers the numbness (sitting at a computer, for instance)
-keep your neck slightly flexed
Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any further queries.
Hope you feel better soon.
Wish you good health.

Dr. Shuba Hariprasad
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