Poor healing if cut and have peripheral neuropathy. What can I do?

(Continued) (continued) also: if you are diabetic, you should control your blood sugars. If you are a smoker, you should quit smoking.
Backup strategies. Poor wound healing is not a symptom of neuropathy, so i presume you have another condition that affects your circulation, such as diabetes or peripheral arterial disease. Your best strategy is prevention. Do not walk barefoot, and check your feet daily for sores that you may not feel. If you catch them early, you can treat them and heal them before they get out of control.

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What is the treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

Several routes. Meds: pain relievers, anti-seizure drugs, capsaicin, Lidocaine patches, antodepressants. Tens has some benefit. You need to identify the cause and try to control it (diabetes, chemical poisoning etc). Read more...
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What's the best treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

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What is the latest treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

DEPENDS ON CAUSE. Since peripheral neuropathies vary, different treatments are used. The most common neuropathy diabetes, may respond to metanx, lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta. Chr. Demyelinating immune neuropathy or multifocal motor do very well with infusions of ivig. Hereditary neuropathies, such as amyloid could be treated with Lyrica (pregabalin) or gabapentin. B-12 neuropathies benefit from b-12 injections. Your doctor can help. Read more...
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What is the best treatment for my painful peripheral neuropathy?

Topical Marijuana. There is no 'best' tx. Medicines work differently for different people depending on numerous factors such as their personal biochemistry. Several medicines may need to be explored & a combination may need to be used. In my practice, for instance, I have numerous patients who have found several forms of marijuana, including topical (which causes no 'high') extremely effective. Consult your pain dr. Read more...
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See below. See www.Clinicaltrials.Gov to see if you qualify for a clinical trial that may help you. Read more...
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How do I identify peripheral neuropathy? If that's what it is, how should I go about finding the cause so I can seek the right treatment?

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