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Wat r serious causes of sensory neuropathy?I have itchy hands and feet with no rash or visible cause, sometimes gets very painful especially in heat.

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Abnormal nerve

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.

In brief: Abnormal nerve

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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Many

"serious" causes of neuropathy are infections, diseases like diabetes, and toxic exposures.
See a neurologist or have your physician organize laboratory and EMG testing to learn more about your nerve complaints. Itching is not a common complaint for neuropathy.

In brief: Many

"serious" causes of neuropathy are infections, diseases like diabetes, and toxic exposures.
See a neurologist or have your physician organize laboratory and EMG testing to learn more about your nerve complaints. Itching is not a common complaint for neuropathy.
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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