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Treatments for Paresthesia

Treatments for Paresthesia:

Treatment plans for paresthesia are individualized depending on the cause, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age of the patient, and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the underlying or associated cause and helps to minimize the abnormal sensations of paresthesia so that a person can lead an active normal life.

Some common causes of paresthesia, such as compression of a nerve due to crossing the legs, can often be effectively treated with relatively simple measures, such as uncrossing the legs. Paresthesia due to hyperventilation or an anxiety attack resolves by itself after the attack has passed. Paresthesia caused by a cast that is too tight is treated by cutting and opening the cast to relieve pressure on nerves.

Other more serious causes of paresthesia, such as diabetes need more intensive treatment. This may involve medications, regular medical monitoring, surgical procedures, physical therapy, orthopedic devices, lifestyle and dietary changes, and hospitalization.

Treatment for some causes of paresthesia may also include manipulation of the neck by a trained physician, osteopath, chiropractor or physical therapist.

In addition to treating underlying causes of paresthesia, medications may be used to minimize the discomfort of paresthesia. These include corticosteroids, such as prednisone. In some cases topical numbing creams, such as Lidocaine cream, may be used.

Treatment List for Paresthesia

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Paresthesia includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Paresthesia: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Paresthesia may include:

Hidden causes of Paresthesia may be incorrectly diagnosed:

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Hospital statistics for Paresthesia:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Paresthesia:

  • 0.037% (4,747) of hospital consultant episodes were for disturbances of skin sensation in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultant episodes for disturbances of skin sensation required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for disturbances of skin sensation were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for disturbances of skin sensation were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for disturbances of skin sensation required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Medical news summaries about treatments for Paresthesia:

The following medical news items are relevant to treatment of Paresthesia:

Discussion of treatments for Paresthesia:

The appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Paresthesia Information Page: NINDS)

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