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Is getting botox for peripheral neuropathy safe?

Is getting botox for peripheral neuropathy safe?

Probably: Botox is a safe medication and if administered by a trained professional, it is safe. ...Read more

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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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Will botox help peripheral neuropathy pain from shingles?

Will botox help peripheral neuropathy pain from shingles?

Unknown,but possible: I don't know if there is any effect of Botox on shingles. In general, Botox works on the neuromuscular end plates, which are motor in nature. Shingles tends to effect sensory nerves, which is why it is so uncomfortable. I don't think Botox will effect it, but it is possible. ...Read more

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At what common age do most people get peripheral neuropathy?

At what common age do most people get peripheral neuropathy?

None: That's like asking, "At what common age do most people get fat?" "Peripheral neuropathy" covers a lot of territory. It's uncommon in childhood but depending on the cause and type, adults can develop peripheral neuropathy at any age. To reiterate: It depends on the cause and type. There's a lot of information (and misinformation) on the Web about neuropathies. Consult a reputable source. ...Read more

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What is the common age that people get peripheral neuropathy?

What is the common age that people get peripheral neuropathy?

It varies: Some people are born with neuropathy. Many people develop it as a consequence of Diabetes as an adult, often over 50 years old. The age of onset really varies with the cause. Not all causes of peripheral neuropathy are the same. Neuropathy is not an illness related to age. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My mom gets peripheral neuropathy, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets peripheral neuropathy, so am I likely to get it later?

Depends: Peripheral neuropathy is caused by things like poorly-controlled diabetes and peripheral artery disease. If you have problems like these then you are more likely to have peripheral neuropathy. However, this has nothing to do with you're mom's peripheral neuropathy. The take-home is manage the risk factors and you will reduce your chances of having a problem. ...Read more

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Doc says I have peripheral neuropathy. cause unknown. Not to worry about it. what should I do? what does it affect? Does it get worse?

Doc says I have peripheral neuropathy. cause unknown. Not to worry about it. what should I do? what does it affect? Does it get worse?

See details: If it causes issues for you, there are medications which can often significantly reduce the symptoms. It generally has no effect and often does not get worse. ...Read more

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Are electric blankets safe for people with peripheral neuropathy?

May cause a bun.: If you are not able to sense heat as good as you should this could result in a thermal burn. ...Read more

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If peripheral neuropathy and low vision, should I get pedicure by volunteers?

If peripheral neuropathy and low vision, should I get pedicure by volunteers?

Podiatrist: Your low vision prevents you from seeing what is happening during self care. The neuropathy means you could cause damage without feeling it. I am not sure what a "volunteer" is but is this an amateur. Your best bet is a podiatrist who can respect the problems of your feet and not cause damage that will come to haunt you later. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

Peripheral neuropathy is a generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more