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Foot Cream For Neuropathy
Not usually: But that's because a frequent cause of neuropathy is diabetes and that involves a reduction in the ability to sweat. There may be other issues involved for you and your conditions. Discuss this w/ your doctor. There may be a rare side effect of some medication involved. I hope you find a solution. ...Read more
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Multiple remedies: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage and therefore can never be 100% restored. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. Stop smoking (affects circulation to nerves) limit alcohol use which destroys nerves. Vit. B may levels should be checked and supplemented as required. ...Read more
Neuropathy does not ordinarily increase sweating. Often, it reduces sweating! Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis. A very effective, but expensive, treatment is Botox injected into the skin (not muscle) of the excessively sweaty area.
A rare neurological problem that CAN cause excessive sweating is a chronic painful condition called complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more
Neuropathy: Neuropathy is related to the nerves, so until the nerve supply affects the blood supply, etc., the foot can look outwardly normal. Generally, people with neuropathy can have other related problems. A diabetic can have poor blood supply, neuropathy, high risk of infection and poor wound healing, leading to "disgusting" feet. ...Read more
That is for your: Doc to decide after everything else gets ruled out. ...Read more
I'm going to a neneurologist for neuropathy in my feet. What should I expect on my first visit? How can he tell how severe it is?
Fibromyalgia: True peripheral neuropathy is not generally a result of fibromyalgia, although some patients have reported numbness and tingling of the hands and feet as part of their syndrome of complaints. If you really have a documented neuropathy it is highly probable that there is another cause. ...Read more
Possible: If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
Meds for neuropathy: (continued)... Some medications used commonly to treat discomfort from peripheral neuropathy include Gabapentin (neurontin), Pregabalin (lyrica), duloxetine (cymbalta), Amitriptyline (elavil), capsaicin (zostrix), Carbamazepine (tegretol), b vitamin supplements (such as metanx). Controlling the underlying cause (diabetes, thyroid issues, rheumatoid, others) can prevent or delay worsening. ...Read more
Not related.: One has nothing to do with the other. ...Read more
Many: There are so very many causes of neuropathy that space here would simply not allow. However, the most common causes besides diabetes would include alcoholism, toxicity (seen in patients who have been exposed to heavy metals or chemotherapeutic agents and radiation), nutritional deficiencies, genetic, compression, certain arthridites and many more. Some are never sourced and are called idiopathic. ...Read more
Tough question: Because it does not develop in everyone, so I am not sure one really knows when it starts. It likely does precede when the person starts to become symptomatic. Some docs test patients via epidermal nerve fiber density testing. This can tell you if you have decreased small liner e fibers in the skin before being symptomatic. ...Read more
SFN: This really depends on how progressive or aggressive it is - it can certainly happen in a 6 month time frame. ...Read more
Very gently: Very gently with soap and warm water. ...Read more
Developed foot drop 3 weeks ago (neuropathy). Sometimes I can lift it, sometimes not. Seems to lift more, getting better?
Foot drop: Sounds like nothing to fool around with & needs a medical evaluation. A foot drop is usually due to compression of a nerve w/damage. Can be due to nutritional disorders (you had gastric surgery), traumatic due to pressure, loss of the myelin sheath on the nerve interfering w/conduction or invasion into the nerve by inflammatory cells or malignant cells. Need:check up, labs, scans based on p-exam. ...Read more
I don't have diabetes, so why would I have neuropathy in my feet? Can medications cause symptoms of diabetes in patients with neuropathy?
I just experienced painful what I think is sensory neuropathy like a million pins in my feet and I'm so scared I have lymphoma causing it?
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