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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Dry Patch on Big Toe. Is it a fungus?

Hi, Recently I've noticed a brown patch on my big toe. It doesn't hurt or itch and is only the size of maybe a dime. When I touch it it feels a little rough like dry skin but I can't seem to get rid of it. I used lotion and foot...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your HIV doc should take a first crack at a specific diagnosis and treatment. If that doesn't help then off to a dermatologist you should go! I can't tell from what you described what that is. Keith Henry, M.D.... Read more »

videx & joint pain in big toe

I have been exposed to HIV but so far have tested negative. Immediately following exposure a physician prescribed a cocktail for 30 days. I took Sustiva, Viread and Videx. One of the serious side effects listed on Videx is joint pain (especially...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Videx can cause an elevation in uric acid which can precipitate a gout attack. That is painful but usually not serious. If the Videx precipitated the attack then stopping the Videx (as you have done) is the first step towards preventing future... Read more »

red spot on big toe - kaposi sarcoma?

I apologize for the lengthy nature of this question - please bear with me. My husband has a red spot on his big toe, between the toenail and the joint in the toe, which, for lack of a better descriptive term, looks like a hickey. It is not painful....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Unfortunately there's really no way for me to tell over the internet whether this is Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) or not. There are many many other lesions this could be other than KS. Basically any lesion which does not heal should be biopsied.... Read more »

neuropathy? not in sole palms and toes

Is it possible for peripheral neuropathy that you experience burning sensation only on the dorsal area of your feet and hand hands and arms but not on the soles of your feet and palms and the toes are not having the burning sensation?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That distribution would be very unusual for standard HIV or HIV drug peripheral neuropathy-would discuss with your HIV doctor and perhaps a neurologist. KH... Read more »
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blister on big toe

Posted by worriedbutwell, 1 Reply
hi everyone, thanks for reading this.

about two months ago, a blister formed on the top of my left big toe. i quickly popped it and a clear liquid released. however, it hasn't healed yet and looks like a big mosquito bite. doesn't hurt or... Read more »

Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
Hi,
I have been dealing with this for some time now. However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of... Read more »

Seroconversion and Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This is a question for anyone who is living with HIV or who has recently been diagnosed as HIV positive:

Did any of you experience the numbness/tingling in the feet, legs, hands and arms during your seroconversion?

If so . . . for what period of time... Read more »