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Tingling in right arm after high temp / flu virus?
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Tingling in right arm after high temp / flu virus?

Hi, just recovering from a really nasty flu virus where i ran a temp pushing 104 for a good day or two straight.

still have some symptoms - head stuffed up, a little achy - but the temp has come down completely.

for the last two days since the temp has receeded, i have noticed a mild tingling in my right arm through to my fingers. it's not very pronounced and doesn't seem to be getting worse, but i can detect it, and it is fairly constant - not coming or going really, and not sharp/acute... more of a dull tingling, where the right arm also feels slightly heavier than the left.

i never had this tingling sensation before the virus, and it came on immediately after the temp receded.

could this symptom of arm tingling be linked to the virus? i.e. part of the cycle of the virus? could this be a result of the virus? some sort of damage caused by the high fever? could this be a symptom of something else?

i'm a reasonably healhy 35 y.o. male with no significant health issues or past history.

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Although possible, I am not aware of nerve tingling being common with influenza.  

More common are causes of neuropathy - including inflammation or an acute injury.  

You can consider a neurology referral to determine if there is any nerve damage.  Electrodiagnostic testing can be considered for this.  

Systemic disorders like diabetes, B-12 disorders, thyroid diseases can also be tested for.  

These options can be discussed with your personal physician.

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
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