Hi. I have been using rubbing alcohol on my feet and legs for about 2 weeks. I apply it ta pad and rub it on where I have flea bites. I didn't give it much thought until last night when I took my blood pressure
and it was abnormally low. I googled rubbing alcohol and if it was dangerous. I have 2 symptoms, drop in blood pressure and a headache. Should I consult a doctor?
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Have you been feeling dizzy or lightheaded?
Customer: I saw my internist about 4 months ago. I saw my kidney specialist in June. I'm not dizzy or lightheaded, just have a pounding headache. Also, I didn't get much sleep in the last two days.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not for me. My parents died from heart failure and lung
cancer, but I don't smoke and my blood pressure has always been normal. My kidneys started failing due to my overuse of Advil, which I haven't taken in 6 months and my then blood pressure medicine Lisinopril and HCTZ, which I no longer take. The only meds I take are Vitamin D3, iron and B12.