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What causes severe numbness and pins and needles in the throat?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Nov 2016
Question: For last few days I have pins and needles as well as numbness in my throat which comes and goes more during night.What could be the reason .I am taking Augmenting and nexium.
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
supportive care

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Feeling of pins and needles in throat mostly at night with use of nexium and augmentin indicates gastric acid reflux triggering this sore throat. if any cold , flu or post nasal drip that may explain this as well.

For acid reflux, apart from nexium, modifying diet and lifestyle , avoiding triggers, like alcohol, soda, beverages, tea, coffee, processed canned foods etc. Eat small frequent meals, use more liquids, keep head side of the bed elevated and delay lying down after meal for at least 3 hours.

For throat, use throat lozenges, stay hydrated, use warm salt water gargles and use warm comforting beverages like green herbal tea mixed with honey and soup. am sure it will comfort the trouble.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes severe numbness and pins and needles in the throat?

Brief Answer: supportive care Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Feeling of pins and needles in throat mostly at night with use of nexium and augmentin indicates gastric acid reflux triggering this sore throat. if any cold , flu or post nasal drip that may explain this as well. For acid reflux, apart from nexium, modifying diet and lifestyle , avoiding triggers, like alcohol, soda, beverages, tea, coffee, processed canned foods etc. Eat small frequent meals, use more liquids, keep head side of the bed elevated and delay lying down after meal for at least 3 hours. For throat, use throat lozenges, stay hydrated, use warm salt water gargles and use warm comforting beverages like green herbal tea mixed with honey and soup. am sure it will comfort the trouble. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan