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On treatment for sinus and URT, have numbness on lips, tongue, hands and feet. Is this due to dexamethasone?

I have recently had a sinus infection with upper respitory infection --I was started on augmentin 875 2x a day and dexamethasone 4mg 3 tabs 2x a day for 2 days the 2 tabs 2x a day for 2 days --i have been on the augmentin for 7 days and Saturday was my last dose of dexamethasone --but on sundat i started experiencing like numb lips , tongus , hand and feet and my body just feels weird --can this be from the dexamethasone? I am 42 yr old female
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Welcome to healthcare Magic!
Your symptoms of perioral and limbs paresthesia seems to be due to an hypersensitivity reaction and it is an indication the you should stop the current treatment and review with a local physician.
The symptoms are unlikely due to steroids rather it may be an allergic response to augmentin.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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