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What Causes Numbness In The Head And Itching In The Eyes?

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Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2016
Question: Hi,

This is regarding my mother(age 57 years).

For past 3-4 months she is having numbess in head and itching in eyes. She has got spectacles also during this time.

This problem has increased very much and she has some burning sensation near eyes and forehead. Her blood pressure is normal.

Could you please suggest what is the problem and what is the fix?

Thanks,
XXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please tell a few details.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

I would surely like to be of best possible help in this regard,however,I need to know a few more details-
1)Does your mother has nausea or vomiting?
2)Does her headache increase on exposure to light or sound?
3)Did she lose consciousness anytime?
4)Does her headache wakes her up from sleep during night?
5)Did her headache improve after wearing spectacles to some extent?

I shall be glad to have you in follow up with details so that I can answer this well.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar (2 hours later)
Hi Doctor,

Thanks for your response!

My mom does not have headache she is numbness and burning sensation in head , eyes and forehead area.

The sensation remains same all the time. It does not decrease with glasses.

Please help.

Thanks,
XXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Stress related somatic symptoms/Amitriptyline trial.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Thanks for being in follow-up and providing further details.

Though she may not be having headache, still the symptoms are typical of stress related somatic symptoms.
In my opinion, she should be started on amitriptyline trial(under the guidance of a physician) and at the same time should start doing mental relaxation exercises, like meditation/yoga.If symptoms don't improve on this, a brain imaging(CT scan of head) can be done.
Hope that helps.If you have any further questions, I shall be glad to have you in follow-up.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes Numbness In The Head And Itching In The Eyes?

Brief Answer: Please tell a few details. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com. I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query. I would surely like to be of best possible help in this regard,however,I need to know a few more details- 1)Does your mother has nausea or vomiting? 2)Does her headache increase on exposure to light or sound? 3)Did she lose consciousness anytime? 4)Does her headache wakes her up from sleep during night? 5)Did her headache improve after wearing spectacles to some extent? I shall be glad to have you in follow up with details so that I can answer this well. Regards Dr.Ajay Panwar, MD,DM(Neurology)