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A 36-year-old member asked:

how to help prevent numbness in feet and hands after chemo?

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Difficult to predict: There is no way to predict the extent numbness with your chemo. Keep in mind the medicine is targeted to the bad cells but the nerve cells often times can also be affected. Neuropathy means "problem with nerves" and the nerves can either go silent or become painful. For the silent version, be vigilant, but for the painful version, there are topical meds for relief in easing the discomfort.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I find : Metanx a prescription vitamin to be very helpful specifically for this. You should have occasional bloodwork as you don't want these vitamin levels to get too high. If using as preventative as opposed to treatment i would only take one a day and not 2.

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A 51-year-old female asked:

My husband is diabetic and has numb toes on one foot and today has bulging veins on that shin and numbness and puffiness. Will this wait till monday to see doctor or is this an ER situation?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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Have it looked at: If it is only on one foot then there is a chance he could have a blood clot in that leg and should be looked at today. Swelling in one foot and numbness that came on all of a sudden shouldnt wait. Good luck.

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