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Nerves Sensitive To Heat
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Either: Ice shuts off blood supply while heat increases the blood supply which would make the healing process go faster. I recommend heat to my patients most of the time , but some feel better for a short time with ice in the beginning. ...Read more
Some foot numbness, over all aching, itching, trouble making decisions, sensitive to cold, sensitive to loud sounds, sensitive to light, sensitive to ?
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Related to skin temp: Sun stroke is the lack of blood supply to the brain to stay alert and conscious in heat. The treatment includes fluids (either oral drinks or intravenous fluids), salt pills or salty foods, and ice to lower the body temperature as well as moving the patient to cooler environment out of the heat. The skin damage would occur if the patient had lain in the sun unconscious after the heat stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would stimuli sensitive myclonus be affected by heat n cold intolerance to & affected by both...Mine r!?
Yes it is possible: If the tooth had a deep "cavity" that needed to be filled, the filling may be very close to the nerve. This may cause some sensitivity. It is also possible that your filling is a little "high" and needs to be adjusted. On and off sensitivity is always possible with a new filling. If you do not have decrease in symptoms in a week or two or it gets worse, contact your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will continuous exposure to cold weather to the head region cause pituitary gland malfunction after some years?
Sensitivity?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Each case has to be examined as to causes, etc. and treatment options discussed along with likelihood of success. Discuss this with your local dentist after a careful examination. ...Read more
Yes: If your speaking about a constant cold therapy device such as one of the ones which circulate cold water continuously or even a simple ice bath or ice pack, the answer is yes. Take care to protect the skin and subcutaneous structures from damage by icing through a towel or facecloth, and limiting ice to 10-15 minutes. Consult your doctor, pt or atc as to the best method for your particular problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe pain in hands and feet when exposed to cold. What meds can increase blood flow to warm the hands?
No meds: Episodic vasospasm (constriction of small arteries) of the fingers or toes. It is characterized by digital (fingers or toes) blanching or white color, cyanosis (blue), a feeling of numbness or dulled sensory response and rubor (red) after cold exposure and rewarming. Patients with raynaud's phenomenon should avoid unnecessary cold exposure and wear warm clothing. ...Read more
Also called Heat Intolerance, it usually signifies a need for a person to wear unusually light clothing for a given air temperature. Typically used to describe symptoms in people with an overactive thyroid gland who experience an elevation in their basal body temperature. An extreme example: The need to wear short sleeves or no socks, ...Read more
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