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Does neuropathy cause feet to sweat excessively?

Does neuropathy cause feet to sweat excessively?

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

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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I have neuropathy pain in my feet pain what's the cure?

See below: There are many medications and therapies out there but not many true cures.
It also depends on the cause and type of neuropathy. ...Read more

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What remedies relieve foot neuropathy caused by diabetes?

What remedies relieve foot neuropathy caused by diabetes?

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

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Can neuropathy cause a person's feet to sweat excessively?

Can neuropathy cause a person's feet to sweat excessively?

No.: 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

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What can be done for neuropathy in my feet after I had chemotherapy?

What can be done for neuropathy in my feet after I had chemotherapy?

Medications: There are medications that can help - Neurontin (gabapentin) and Elavil to name two possibilities. There is also a modality known at "anodyne therapy" that some physical therapists offer that can also be beneficial. ...Read more

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Does neuropathy in the feet always show disgusting feet or can it look like a normal foot?

Does neuropathy in the feet always show disgusting feet or can it look like a normal foot?

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

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Stepped on foot accidentally of someone with perpheral neuropathy. How do I know if I hurt them?

Stepped on foot accidentally of someone with perpheral neuropathy. How do I know if I hurt them?

Need xray: People with peripheral neuropathy often don't have normal sensation in their feet. Therefore, the only way to know if they are seriously hurt is to have the foot evaluated by xray. ...Read more

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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?

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?

New patient exam: Certainly the neurologist will ask you many questions, followed by a hands on exam. You may be asked to have a nerve conduction test. That is one way to determine how severe your problem is. Your degree of pain is also a good indicator of severity. ...Read more

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Is neuropathy in feet a symptom of fibro of cfs?

Is neuropathy in feet a symptom of fibro of cfs?

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

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Will a nerve block help with neuropathy in the feet?

Will a nerve block help with neuropathy in the feet?

Neuropathy: For neuropathic pain, various specialty blocks sometimes give pain relief for months. But, it often doesn't help overall neuropathy numbness etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for neuropathy to cause bitterly cold feet and fainting?

Is it possible for neuropathy to cause bitterly cold feet and fainting?

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

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Is it true do not put your feet near heat especially if you have neuropathy?

Yes.: People with neuropathy may have trouble sensing temperature, and this can be a setup for problems because they don't know their skin is getting too hot if near a source of heat. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy in feet be a sypmtom of fibro been having it last two months?

Can neuropathy in feet be a sypmtom of fibro been having it last two months?

Likely reverse: Many patients labeled as having fibromyalgia, have been discovered to instead, possess a small fiber neuropathy. Typically, this does start in feet. Fibromyalgia does NOT cause neuropathy. ...Read more

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What is the best solution to diabetic neuropathy in feet?

Nothing: Tight blood sugar control will slow the progression of neuropathy. Nothing will fix it. Some medications will help with the pains of neuropathy. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

What can I take to treat peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

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

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What does a person with diabetic foot neuropathy go through?

What does a person with diabetic foot neuropathy go through?

Pain: Diabetic neuropathy can be extremely painful and usually can't be reversed but there are drugs to help manage the pain and supplements that help. Get a nerve fiber density test to see how bad and after being on meds for a while do. The test again. I have some success with it. ...Read more

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What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

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

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Foot fungus and slight deformity. Could it be from neuropathy?

Unlikely: The foot fungus would be an infection, which would not be due to neuropathy unless you have diabetes, or some immune deficiency. See a foot specialist and get this treated. ...Read more

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I have foot fungus and a slight deformity, can this be neuropathy?

Doubtful: Tinea pedis, commonly known as athlete's is a fungal infection of the skin of the foot. It has little to do with neuropathy. Without knowing exactly what your deformity is, one cannot relate it to neuropathy either. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take diabetic foot neuropathy to develop?

How long is it supposed to it take diabetic foot neuropathy to develop?

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

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What is the long term prognosis for small fiber neuropathy in the feet.

What is the long term prognosis for small fiber neuropathy in the feet.

Generally good: Most folks with small fiber neuropathy don't experience a lot of change in their symptoms over time, and it seldom progresses to involve other nerve fibers. ...Read more

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Can small fiber neuropathy affect the entire feet in less than 6 months?

Can small fiber neuropathy affect the entire feet in less than 6 months?

SFN: This really depends on how progressive or aggressive it is - it can certainly happen in a 6 month time frame. ...Read more

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Developed foot drop 3 weeks ago (neuropathy). Sometimes I can lift it, sometimes not. Seems to lift more, getting better?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more