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Diagnosed pneumonia, on Azithromycin. Lower part of arm numb, tingling. Is this related to flu ?

I have been sick for 7 days now with flu like symptoms. 4 days ago I was diagnosed with pneumonia and put on azrithromycin (sp?). During the 7 days, I ve noticed my right arm , especially the lower part of my arm and hand is tingly, weak and slightly numb, like a mild case of pins and needles. Is this related to the flu/pneumonia?
Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
As you are taking azithromycin from last 7 days ( 4 days), diagnosed as flu/pneumonia.
Pins & needles type symptoms ?
Pins & needles symptoms may be due to some sort of allergy, so get in treatment of allergy.
You haven't mentioned clear symptoms of flu or pneumonia, so please write down complete , so that easily we can assess the disease.
Pneumonia causes by different type of pathogens ( one or more or mixed).
In pneumonia there develops sign in lung so X ray chest play an important role.
In my opinion consult one more physician and get his opinion.
Good luck.
Dr.HET
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Diagnosed pneumonia, on Azithromycin. Lower part of arm numb, tingling. Is this related to flu ?

Hello, Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum. As you are taking azithromycin from last 7 days ( 4 days), diagnosed as flu/pneumonia. Pins & needles type symptoms ? Pins & needles symptoms may be due to some sort of allergy, so get in treatment of allergy. You haven t mentioned clear symptoms of flu or pneumonia, so please write down complete , so that easily we can assess the disease. Pneumonia causes by different type of pathogens ( one or more or mixed). In pneumonia there develops sign in lung so X ray chest play an important role. In my opinion consult one more physician and get his opinion. Good luck. Dr.HET