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I seem to have developed tingling sensations in my toes and fingers over the last month.

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I seem to have developed tingling sensations in my toes and fingers over the last month. I am wondering about possible causes. I have been taking Erythromicin for some time for Acne. Was wondering if this is a side effect
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Daniel Sheibley, MD replied 4 years ago.

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Tingling of the hands and feet is a serious side effect that is documented and requires immediate contacting of the physician prescribing your medication.

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There are other causes of this, from physical injury or pressing on the nerves or changes in the brain which manifest as sensory disturbances, however these are statistically far less likely. You need to call your physician to see if you need to chnge your antibiotic or if they are concerned enough about a potential nerurologic (brain or nerve) cause have you go for further testing such as an MRI. They may also do some blood work because more commonly certain vitamin deficiencies can cause these symptoms as well.

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Expert:  Daniel Sheibley, MD replied 4 years ago.

Tingling of the hands and feet is a serious side effect that is documented and requires immediate contacting of the physician prescribing your medication.

 

There are other causes of this, from physical injury or pressing on the nerves or changes in the brain which manifest as sensory disturbances, however these are statistically far less likely. You need to call your physician to see if you need to chnge your antibiotic or if they are concerned enough about a potential nerurologic (brain or nerve) cause have you go for further testing such as an MRI. They may also do some blood work because more commonly certain vitamin deficiencies can cause these symptoms as well.

 

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