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How are other forms of neuropathy that cause burning feet treated?

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  • For people with other forms of neuropathy that cause burning feet, preventing further nerve damage is equally important. Specific conditions and their treatments include: Vitamin deficiency. Taking additional vitamin B12 orally or by injection can replace low levels of this nutrient.
  • Alcoholism. Stopping excessive drinking prevents ongoing nerve damage and allows nerves to heal.
  • Chronic kidney disease. Dialysis may be necessary to eliminate toxins causing neuropathy and burning feet symptoms.
  • Hypothyroidism. Taking oral thyroid hormone raises low thyroid levels, often reversing neuropathy as well as burning feet symptoms.
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Treatments are very specialized and include plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) or immune globulin therapy.

From: Burning Feet WebMD Medical Reference

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Aminoff, M. Elsevier, 2008. Dobbs, M. Saunders, 2009. Neurology and General Medicine, Clinical Neurotoxicology,

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 05, 2018

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Aminoff, M. Elsevier, 2008. Dobbs, M. Saunders, 2009. Neurology and General Medicine, Clinical Neurotoxicology,

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 05, 2018

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