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I didnt wash hand after apply Voltaren gel on my foot and

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Hi, I didnt wash hand...
Hi, I didnt wash hand after apply Voltaren gel on my foot and now my hands are tingling and having numbness
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: Ok
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Had ankle sprain, was using voltaren gel for that on physio prescription
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok,
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Since when are these symptoms?

Do you have any symptoms on your foot?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Tingling n numbness in hands,
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
For four days
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I stopped ising voltaren gel since then
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Stopped using *
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I think i have overdose voltaren gel on my foot, foot is feeling better but hands have pain, tingling and numbness
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Please help as I cant sleep
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

There are two of the possibilities which need to considered;

1) You may have allergy to Voltaren. You may try oral Benadryl tablet and cream on the hands. If this does not help you may need to look for the other cause. An overdose is quite unlikely to stay for 4 days

2) The other cause can be pinched nerves in neck which are causing numbness and tingling. This may be just coincidence that you applied voltaren.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

These are symptoms of pinched nerves;

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pinched-nerve/symptoms-causes/dxc-20314356

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
what to do for pinched nerves
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I mean what treatment for pinched nerves
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Following investigations would be required;

1) X-ray of the neck spine

2) MRI of the neck

3) Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) study

4) Electromyography (EMG)

Following measures would be helpful;

1) Neck care in the activities of daily living.

a) No working on computer for more than half an hour in a single stretch. Same for TV.

b) Monitors and televisions exactly in front (180 degrees).

c) Contour pillow: Should fill the hollow when lying on back or straight. Available over the counter.

2) Cervical Collar or Brace

3) Cervical traction

4) Anti-inflammatory analgesics like Ibuprofen

5) Some physicians do give oral steroids in severe radiculopathy cases, in whom pain / numbness / tingling is quite significant.

6) Physical therapy: gradually increasing exercises from passive stretching to active against resistance regime.

7) Electrotherapy in the form of TENS, interferential and laser and ultrasound.

8) Acupuncture

9) Local analgesic patch / ointment / spray

You can consult following specialists;

a) Orthopedist

b) Neurologist

c) MD in Physical medicine and rehabilitation

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I m having these symptoms in both hands so both the nerves have pinched at one, how come?
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Bilateral pinched nerves can occur.

Persistent reaction to Voltaren for 4 days is rare.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I m having some sort of neck pain as well, it has restrickted my neck movement
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Hot fomentation, neck brace and physical therapy would be beneficial.

This further indicate it to be pinched nerves in neck.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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