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Is There An Otc Treatment For Chemo Induced Foot Neuropathy
Maybe: Zostrix 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 pain as well as help numb the painful area on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What to do if I have severe neuropathy in both feet following chemo treatment for colon cancer. How long will it last?
Peripheral neuropath: Most commonly presented as numbness/decreased sensation and tingling on your fingers and toes (stocking-glove pattern) . When it is worse it can then be presented as pain / discomfort on your hands and feet. ( painful neuropathy). Sometimes, particular chemotherapy like oxaliplatin also can give you cold induced pain. Chemo induced neuropathy - usually is accumulative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I get into bed at night, the skin on my lower legs feels sensitive for a few mins. I have foot / leg neuropathy (6 yrs) re chemo & am sick right now. ?
Discuss with doctor.: Many cases of the perepheral are ideopathic, meaning no identifiable cause, but chemotheraphy and diabetes are common reasons.You have not mentioned whether you are receiving chemo now and what kind of illness you have now. Post chemotheapy neuropathy can be managed by multiple nerve pain pill including antipressant medications like Duloxetine and anti seizure drugs like gabaoentin. ...Read more
Having peripheral neuropathy 1 leg and foot for several weeks.last chemo 2 years ago and am on tamoxifen now. Any ideas how to minimize the discomfort?
Does gabapantin use have a goal? Is there a point where i'm cured of post chemo neuropathy?Can i take metanx with i t? Chemo 1999.Numb feet 3 years.
Neuritic pain: Chemo damages nerves. They can die, recover fully, or partial recovery with dysesthesia. Gabapentin (neurontin) helps during recovery to reduce pain. Once recovery period is over medication rarely helps. You are well past recovery period. Gabapentin should not affect other meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have had tingling etc in both feet for years have had MRI scan etc 8years ago was informed it could be a neuropathy no treatment given still have symp?
Follow up plan: Sometimes the testing needs to be repeated after a long wait. If the symptoms were very mild all these years it is possible your cause was too small to be determined. Normally neuropathy is not difficult to diagnose. It sounds like there was no clear answer 8 years ago and that the tests were normal. Feel free to ask another question if this does not help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy causing sensory loss in feet. Is the electrical stimulation treatment effective in treating condition?
Peripheral neuropath: The treatment of peripheral neuropathy relies heavily on the cause of the nerve damage. The pain of the neuropathy usually controlled with medications. Treatment with the electrical stimulation fields has been investigated and analgesic benefits have been reported, but not consistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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