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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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Can you get peripheral neuropathy from your mom whom had hepatitis c? And get symptoms of peripheral neuropathy 15yrs later?

Hepatitis C: If you do not have hep c yourself then no. The fact that your mom has hep c has nothing to do with you getting peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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I have peripheral neuropathy,I only get pain while sleeping.I started weight training as I lost muscles allover.Is it fine to do weight training?

I have peripheral neuropathy,I only get pain while sleeping.I started weight training as I lost muscles allover.Is it fine to do weight training?

Yes: in moderation , get labs to be sure not diabetic , and if overdoing weights can injure muscles and nerves, go slow, walking is best ...Read more

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I take gabapentin 300 mg twice a day for severe bilateral peripheral neuropathy pain. Is 900 mg a day safe for kidneys? I'm stage 3, PKD patient.

Increase Gabapentin?: Gabapentin (g) toxicity in patients with chronic kidney disease (ckd) is under recognized. Patients with ckd often receive inappropriately high g dosage for their kidney function, occasioning overt toxicity; advanced age and comorbidity predispose ckd patients to toxicity. I would ask your nephrologist's (c) opinion before increasing the dose, as the n knows you the best. ...Read more

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Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function? It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.

Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function?  It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.

Yes: It's very safe. They have a propriatory mixture of vitamins and all are at safe levels. We need a lot of certain vitamins to reverse a deficiency and let your body begin to store them again. It may be more than the fda "minimum" daily requirement, but still at a very safe level. ...Read more

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How do you deal with peripheral neuropathy?

Depend : On manefestations and cause of the neuropathy. If loss of sensation, feet need to be protected from excessive pressure and abnormal force. If due to deficiency, then that needs to be addressed. There are several medications that can be used to combat painful neuropathy. If a back condition is the cause, that may be treated. ...Read more

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What can I do to address peripheral neuropathy?

What can I do to address peripheral neuropathy?

Depends on the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What if you can't find the cause of peripheral neuropathy?

It is difficult: You most likely will find the cause. There are thousands of causes of neuropathy. Most common causes are just a few. If you have a hard time finding answer then go to an academic neurology center where the cases are discussed with many other doctors to find an answer. ...Read more

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Is small fibre neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy one of the same thing ?

Fibre neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy includes diseases that damage myelinated nerve fibres of various sizes and unmyelinated nerve fibres in combination or some type of fibres more so than others. Small fibre neuropathy is a type of peripheral neuropathy that mainly affects the small nerve fibres. The larger nerve fibres may be less affected or may not be damaged. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? How do I know if I have it?

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? How do I know if I have it?

Usually....: Numbness or dysthesia ( an unpleasant sensation) in the most distal (far from the torso) of extremities, first affecting the feet and later, the hands. ...Read more

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)

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