- Leo Haynes
Are you looking for a better way to treat neuropathy than taking pharmaceuticals? The symptom-masking of Neurontin and Lyrica can keep you from getting the relief you deserve.
Do you feel like there aren't any alternative treatments for neuropathy? Have you heard about topical medications? Topical treatments offer relief without systemic side effects, but how effective are they really?
In this article, I'll look into topical treatments available to treat neuropathy. I'll also discuss their potential benefits and drawbacks so that you can make the best decision possible when selecting a medication.
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What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a type of nerve disorder that results from damage to the peripheral nervous system, which can cause symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling. It can be caused by a variety of conditions and treatments usually involve a combination of medication, physical therapy and lifestyle modifications.
How Can Topical Treatment Help Neuropathy?
Topical treatment for neuropathy, such as creams, lotions or gels applied directly to the affected area, can bring relief from nerve pain. Some topical products contain natural ingredients like aloe vera or capsaicin, which are thought to reduce inflammation associated with neuropathic symptoms. Others may include ingredients such as lidocaine or menthol, which provide relief by temporarily blocking sensation in the affected area. In addition, some topical treatments may also act as an antioxidant to help prevent further damage to nerves caused by oxidative stress.
What Are the Benefits of Topical Treatment for Neuropathy?
Topical treatments are easy to apply and generally will not cause any irritation or unpleasant side effects when used properly. They may provide pain relief without the need for prescription medications with their associated risks. Additionally, they may offer additional benefits such as improved circulation in the affected areas and increased tissue regeneration due to their anti-inflammatory action.
Are There Any Risks Associated With Using Topical Treatments for Neuropathy?
Some people may experience topical skin reactions when using certain products but these reactions tend to be mild and temporary; discontinuing use should alleviate the symptoms quickly. Additionally, topical treatments should not be used on open wounds as they could potentially increase the risk of infection due to introduction of bacteria into affected areas. It is also important to avoid contact with eyes when applying any sort of cream or lotion over head or face regions so as not to cause irritation.