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Painful Cold/Flu with numbness

Patient: I have been sick with a severe sore throat and flu like symptoms for the last couple of days. In the last couple hours my arms have grown numb and tingly with occasional pain. I can still move and operate my arms as normal. I am not dizzy and I can walk around ok. My heart is 96 bpm compared to 56 bpm as normal. Should I go to the hospital?

 

 

Symptoms: Severe sore throat, painful coughing, difficulty swalling, numbness in both arms

 

 

Doctor: Your worsening symptoms suggest a worsening infection. Antibiotics might be necessary in the case of strep throath.Strepthroaath can be diagnosed with a rapid strep test available at most doctor offices.you should see a doctor within the next 24 to 48 hours if symptoms continue to worsen.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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