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Taxol Induced Neuropathy Treatments
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
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
My mom is undergoing chemotherapy-currently taxol- for breast cancer-is neuropathy that comes and goes a normal side effect?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple treatments: Many medications can help, including neuromodulators like Gabapentin or lyrica, (pregabalin) anti-depressants like Cymbalta or effexor, and modalities such as contrast baths. Topical pain creams, especially ones containing ketamine which may effect hypothesized peripheral nmda receptors. Manage the underlying issues, like sugars to help slow or stop progression, but most likely will not change the currentpain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments which ones would you recommend.?
Neurologist: There are some ways to treat the symptoms of neuropathy such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, elavil, and others. Neurologists are the best doctors to help you find a treatment for your neuropathy. While there is no cure, you can try to obtain some symptom relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have severe neuropathy. I have been to doctors but nothing seems to help. Can you suggest any treatments or doctors. I live in volusia county, fl. ?
Where is it?: I will assume that you are looking for a last resort treatment. Spinal cord stimulation is very effective in treating chronic nerve pain in the legs and arms. It is considered a last resort treatment for these kinds of pain problems. I have treated many patients with chronic neuropathy successfully. Go to www.Controlyourpain.Com to get more information on the technology. ...Read more
No: There are no standard treatments for hereditary neuropathies. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive. Medical treatment includes physical therapy and if needed, pain medication. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct severe foot or other skeletal deformities. Bracing may also be used to improve mobility. ...Read more
Neuropathy treatment: Most medical treatments for neuropathy address the pain that may be associated. They rarely treat the cause. These treatments may be Lyrica, (pregabalin) Gabapentin, or Amitripyline for example. These do not work for everyone, but most people find they can help if pain is a problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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