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Is there an OTC treatment for chemo induced foot neuropathy?

Is there an OTC treatment for chemo induced foot neuropathy?

Maybe: Zostrix (capsaicin) 0.075% applied as a cream 3-4 times a day can help for neuropathic pain. It needs to be used for 10-14 days before becoming effective and initial applications can burn a bit. Pretreatment with a Lidocaine based gel beforehand can help prevent the zostrix (capsaicin) pain as well as help numb the painful area on its own. ...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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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

Not for treatment...: But the best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is with blood sugar and blood pressure control. Lifestyle (diet and exercise) play an important role and are available without a doctor's prescription, just like over-the-counter medicines. The treatments for diabetic retinopathy involve the injection of medicines into or next to the eye, in-office laser procedures, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Diet: Diet is the only non prescription treatment for gastroparesis. Low fat, low residue diet is recommended. Small frequent meals are also advised. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for gastric pain?

Is there an effective treatment for gastric pain?

Difficult to answer: There are many causes of gastric pain and some are more serious than others. It is worth being evaluated by your primary care to have a clear diagnosis and direction of care. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for neuropathy and swollen hands that is caused by oxiplaten (a chemo drug)?

What is the most effective treatment for neuropathy and swollen hands that is caused by oxiplaten (a chemo drug)?

Difficult to treat: There are 2 forms acute and chronic. There are mixed benefits from use of calcium and magnesium infusion in the acute situation. The drug venlafaxine, an antidepressant has had some benefit in both situations. There are other drugs like Amitriptyline and Gabapentin has been helpful in some cases. It is hard to treat. It may very slowly improve if the drug is stopped. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for fungal infection on the toes?

Is there an effective treatment for fungal infection on the toes?

Foot fungus: You could try a topical antifungal such as lotrimin or naftin (naftifine). If this is unsuccessful, an evaluation by a podiatrist could be helpful. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

No: This is an arrhythmia that is caused by an abnormal electrical connection between the top and bottom chambers of the heart. If it causes symptoms (chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting), you need to talk to an electrophysiologist (doctor that specializes in heart rhythm problems) who can perform an ablation that is usually curative. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for chronic pain?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for chronic pain?

Chronic pain remedy: Chronic pain is best treated using pain management therapies from a pain specialist as well as engaging in alternative therapies such as yoga or tai chi to help with balance, stretching, feldenkrais, physical therapy, high doses of fish oil, arnica, and eating an anti inflammatory diet. Regular acupuncture and massage can help as well. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for urticaria?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for urticaria?

Antihistamines: Avoiding what you believe to be causing the urticaria (hives) is the best treatment, but sometimes not easily done. Antihistamines can also help greatly, and are available over the counter. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative cure for toenail fungus and numbness in feet?

Is there an alternative cure for toenail fungus and numbness in feet?

Yes: In my office we offer laser treatment for fungus nails. It takes three treatments. There is minimal or little pain. The success rate is very high. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment or cure for neuropathy that uses vitamins or supplements?

Is there a treatment or cure for neuropathy that uses vitamins or supplements?

Maybe: In cases of neuropathy related to vitamin deficiency, supplementaiton can reverse or slow neuropathy. Vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) are the most common, and a once-daily super b complex vitamin (or B12 shot) is often recommended. It does not reverse all neuropathy, and should not be taken in excess since b6 in high doses can be toxic to nerve as well. ...Read more

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Can an ankle cystic bone lesion cause burning and warmth? What type of treatment is available. Physical therapy provided no relief.

Can an ankle cystic bone lesion cause burning and warmth? What type of treatment is available. Physical therapy provided no relief.

Possibly: It depends on where the cyst is located, how big it is, and what it is close to. I recommend you see an ankle specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for sever's disease?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for sever's disease?

Heel Cups, but...: As this is a condition that commonly affects active children, it is always a good idea to have this evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist to ensure that this is the correct diagnosis. Proper stretching should also always be included in a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is there any cure or treatment for optic nerve atrophy?

Is there any cure or treatment for optic nerve atrophy?

Arrest inflammation: It is not possible to cure optic atrophy. When due to multiple sclerosis, there are a variety of anti-inflammatory steroids and peptides that are used to arrest the inflammation. ...Read more

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What's the recomm. Systemic treatment for a concurrent case of ringworm + athlete's foot that is too slow to resolve with topical use of clotrimazole?

What's the recomm. Systemic treatment for a concurrent case of ringworm + athlete's foot that is too slow to resolve with topical use of clotrimazole?

Need better cream: Several systemic antifungals are available (terbinafine, fluconazole, itraconazole), but i generally go with a prescription-strength antifungal cream (ketoconazole, ciclopirox, etc.) before resorting to an oral medication. ...Read more

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Hi Can diabetic neuropathy be reversed. Is there any latest treatment or medicine that can help in neuropathy! ?

Hi Can diabetic neuropathy be reversed. Is there any latest treatment or medicine that can help in neuropathy! ?

Neuropathy: Management of neuropathy improves over time and you should always follow the advice of your Neurologist. How is your diabetes going? What blood glucose values are you getting, what meds are you taking, and how good are the results? Please let me know. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more