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What causes numbness and tingling sensation in the fingertips?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 in Lump
Question: My finger tips on both hands are numb and tingling, thirty years ago ,I experienced frost bite to my hands and
feet, could this be a result? The numbness has been going on for a couple of weeks.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Cold weather induced vasoconstriction .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This is possibly due to exposure to cold weather most likely , but not in relation
with old frost bite .

* Primary guidelines at present

- Immersion of both hands , feet in lukewarm water 10 min. each 3 times a day .
- Protection with warm wears .
- Avoid exposure to excess cold .
- Maintain hydration with plenty of liquids .
- Maintain your Blood pressure , blood sugar levels .
- Avoid smoking if consuming .

* Follow up after 48 hours or early if required .

Wishing you fine health ahead .

Regards .
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