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Local numbness

Description

Numbness is unusual prickling sensations that happens in any part of the body. Usually happens in hands, feet, arms and legs. Numbness in hands isn’t always cause for concern.

Many things can cause numbness including falling asleep on your arm and sitting with your legs crossed. 

Causes

Many things can cause numbness or tingling, which includes various medications. Everyday things can cause numbness, especially including sitting or standing in one position for a long time. 

Other various conditions that can cause numbness are: 

  • Toxins found in seafood
  • Animal or insect bite
  • Abnormal level of Vit B-12, calcium or sodium 
  • Radiation therapy 
  • Certain medications like Chemotherapy
Symptoms

Many people will experience 

  • Burning 
  • Tingling
  • Itching 
  • Tickling
  • Crawling feeling under the skin.
Diagnosis

Numbness doesn’t usually need to be diagnosed. Some tests are required to diagnose which are as follows: 

  • Blood tests
  • MRI (Magnetic resonance Imaging) 
  • X-rays
Management

Proper management for long term numbness depends on the cause: 

Certain medications include 

  • Corticosteroids 
  • Antidepressants
  • Pregabalin and Gabapentin
When to consult a doctor?
  • When numbness or tingling isn’t related to postural habits or factors such as tight footwear or clothing. 
  • It is accompanied by chronic symptoms 
  • Lasts for long periods 
  • It is accompanied by long-term changes or permanent changes in the shape, color or even temperature of the feet and legs.

Available Medicine for Local numbness

Lidosporin Ear Drops

Rs.31.1

GlaxoSmithKline

Anacaine 1%

Rs.1.4

Akson

Anacaine 2%

Rs.13.6

Akson

Epocain 1%

Rs.293

Epoch

Grenocin 2%

Rs.15

Grays

KM-Lidocaine 2%

Rs.676

Hsc

Lidex 1%

Rs.1.64

Caraway

Ligno Ans 2%

Rs.13.6

Ipharm

Lignocaine Inj 1%

Rs.1.52

E-Lite

Lignocaine Inj 2%

Rs.2

E-Lite

Lignocaine Inj 2%

Rs.10.62

E-Lite

Lignocaine Inj 1%

Rs.1.4

Elko

Lignocaine Inj 1%

Rs.1.4

Macquins

Lignocaine Inj 2%

Rs.21.18

S.J. & G. Fazul Ellahie

Lignocaine Jelly 2%

Rs.31.16

LCPW

Locain 1%

Rs.1.4

Saydon

Logel 2%

Rs.19

E-Lite

Neusthetic 2%

Rs.13.6

Neutro

Mycitracin Plus

Rs.109

Pfizer

Articure 75mg|2ml / 20mg|2ml

Rs.24

Global-Vision

D-Pain 75mg|2ml / 20mg|2ml

Rs.14

English Pharma

Dyclo Plus 75mg/20mg

Rs.13.6

Indus Pharma

Dyclo Plus 75mg/20mg

Rs.23.3

Indus Pharma

Xylocain 2%

Rs.22.01

Barrett

Xyloaid 10G

Rs.67.5

Barrett

Xyloaid 2%

Rs.42.2

Barrett

Somogel 20gm

Rs.72.57

Abbott Laboratories

Lignocaine Gel 15gm

Rs.39.68

Lahore Pharma

Xyloaid Lidocain 5%

Rs.60.75

Barrett

Healit Skin Ointment

Rs.56.27

Atco

Healit Skin Cream

Rs.51.18

Atco

Xyloaid FA

Rs.67.5

Barret Hodgson