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Rash on back, numbness in armpit, spread to the face, limbs. Having fatigue, lightheadedness. Suggestions?

So i started out with a small rash on the left side of my back followed by a numb left armpit a month ago. A couple days later i noticed my skin getting numb started in my left toes n spread all the way up to my face within a couple weeks. When i wake in the mornings it is at its extreme worste (numbness). Three days ago i noticed very visible veins in my feet n they are almost completely numb n i woke up this mornin to the same thing in my hands n arms. N also ive been very fatigued n light headed ever since the symptoms started.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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As I have mentioned couple of times previously, numbness various part of body could be usually caused by peripheral neuropathy which is damage caused to the peripheral nerves. This in turn is most commonly caused by Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Smoking or excess alcohol consumption. In some cases, Vitamin B 12 deficiency, multiple sclerosis may also cause these kind of symptoms. If you were my patient, I would do a thorough physical and neurological examinations, I would check your BP, fasting blood sugar, do some blood tests to know vitamin deficiencies.

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