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Can neuropathy go away?

Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds. ...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 Abraxane or Taxol (paclitaxel) better for neuropathy?

Is Abraxane or Taxol (paclitaxel) better for neuropathy?

Not really: Abraxane is a derivative of Taxol. It is employed after recurrent or metastatic pancreas cancers have failed Gemzar (gemcitabine) adding about 8 wks to the overall survival in these patients. The drug,protein-bound paclitaxel is an injectable formulation of paclitaxel, It has almost the same extent of neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is an average of 4-5 drinks per day for 4 years enough to induce alcoholic peripheral neuropathy?

Is an average of 4-5 drinks per day for 4 years enough to induce alcoholic peripheral neuropathy?

Yes: All of us have different tolerances and susceptibilities to alcohol. It could be the cause but your primary care physician or a neurologist should also look for other types of neuropathy as some are treatable. ...Read more

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The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

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 more

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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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Tb: I have the option to take isoniazid 300mg/day for 9 month side effects: drug induced hepatitis & peripheral neuropathy need another doctor opinion

Tb: I have the option to take isoniazid 300mg/day for 9 month
side effects: drug induced hepatitis & peripheral neuropathy
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TB treatment: Most medications will have a long list of possible side effects but that does not mean those things will happen. You need to consider taking the medicine to treat the TB so you will not get sick or spread the infection to your family. Just be sure to take some vitamin b6 to prevent any neuropathy. Never did see any patient have trouble with the isoniazid. Just follow up with your doctor as directe. ...Read more

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What can I do for neuropathy?

What can I do for neuropathy?

Not enough info: There sre numerous types and causes of neuropathy. You need to provide specifics to receive an answer. The best answer is to discuss this issue with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is neuropathy a degenerative disease?

Is neuropathy a degenerative disease?

Not classified as: Neuropathy represents nerve alteration or damage usually secondary to an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, leprosy, vitamin deficiency. Although occasionally there are some congenital hereditary neuropathies, and some autoimmune nerve disorders, these would not usually be classified as degenerative. It is usually very possible to uncover causation in most cases. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more