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Are there any long term effects from taking Xeloda (capecitabine) for hand foot syndrome?

Are there any long term effects from taking Xeloda (capecitabine) for hand foot syndrome?

Usually not: Redness, numbness, desquamation, tenderness and pain, discoloration, nail changes are all seen with palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (hand-foot syndrome). Most of these changes will resolve with time after stopping the Capecitabine (xeloda). There can be some chronic changes that are not usually severe- especially the discoloration and maybe occass some numbness. ...Read more

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Which treatment if I have athletes foot on my hand is the very best?

Which treatment if I have athletes foot on my hand is the very best?

Eczema: It is doubtful you have a tinea aka fungal infection on the palms of your hands most likely it is eczema. See a dermatologist or family physician and a topical steroid can help with this. ...Read more

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Why are my extremities (hands/feet) hot and cold at the same time? Very painful. Treatment options?

Why are my extremities (hands/feet) hot and cold at the same time? Very painful. Treatment options?

Get examined: There may be several possible reasons, but one involves peripheral neuropathy development, and best to see your doctor and get evaluated. We certainly can assess online if concerns remain unanswered. ...Read more

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Is tendon transfer surgery only for hands? Can a tendon transfer be performed on feet as well or is it just a treatment that can currently be performed on hands? .

Is tendon transfer surgery only for hands? Can a tendon transfer be performed on feet as well or is it just a treatment that can currently be performed on hands?

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Tendon : Tendon transfers are well described for treating muscular imbalances in the foot and ankle. They are not only for the hands and upper extremities. An orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon can evaluate you and determine whether the condition you have is appropriate for such a procedure. ...Read more

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What should I consider before I seek surgical treatment for sweaty hands and feet?

What should I consider before I seek surgical treatment for sweaty hands and feet?

When u can't go on: This is a hard questions. I think most physicians would counsel you to do absolutely every non-surgical approach. A sympathectomy is effective, but is is surgery, with risks. If you've exhausted all options, go in for your consult. Remember, it's just a consult. Then you can decide on if the procedure is for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hand foot and mouth disease?

What is the treatment for hand foot and mouth disease?

Symptomatic care: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral infection, usually occurring in childhood. Since it is a viral infection, there is no specific treatment for it. Care consists of keeping the child comfortable and hydrated. Here is a link to the cdc article about the illness. http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html. ...Read more

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What is hand foot mouth treatment?

What is hand foot mouth treatment?

Keep hydrated: Hand foot mouth is a common viral disease of childhood. The most important thing is to keep the child well hydrated in spite of the mouth lesions. An effective way of accomplishing this is offering cool foods and popsicles. It usually lasts up to a week. ...Read more

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Eczema on hands and feet only, treatment?

Eczema on hands and feet only, treatment?

See Dermatologist : Get evaluation and diagnose. Then proper treatment can be obtained. ...Read more