Anyone who has stubbed a big toe in the middle of the night knows how painful that big toe can be. Anyone who has tried to walk with a painful big toe knows how difficult a simple step can be. Any minor issues with a toe can be quite disabling because the toes are so important. Itchiness, numbness, burning, throbbing, and swelling; all of these problems can effect the first toe. However, no one really wants to go to the doctor for toe problems . And you may be able to avoid a trip to the doctor's office with some home remedies. Let's look at some home remedies for a sore big toe.
Problem #1: Throbbing, Swollen Toe: Any simple trauma like a bump in the night can cause a swollen, throbbing toe. With a little ice and rest, these minor sprains usually heal. If throbbing and swelling is not related to trauma, an ingrown toe nail might be a culprit. Home remedies for an ingrown, infected toe include: soaking the toe in Betadine Antiseptic Solution; applying topical antibiotics that ar...
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When my hands and feet started hurting about a year after I finished chemo, my oncologist said I had, " Taxol toes ." She went on to explain that a more accurate term is peripheral neuropathy, which means nerve damage in the extremities--hands and feet.
My hands and feet felt like they were asleep. I frequently dropped things, and I had trouble walking on uneven terrain and steps because I wasn't getting accurate information from my nerves. For some people neuropathy can be severe enough that they have to go on disability.
If you are going to be taking a taxane chemo drug like Taxol or Taxotere , you should ask your oncologist about possible precautions to reduce the chances of getting peripheral neuropathy.
The Mayo Clinic suggests eating a diet rich in Vitamin B-12 foods like meats, fish, eggs, and fortified cereals. Some oncologists prescribe B vitamins, but be sure to talk to your oncologist before taking any supplements because sometimes they can interfere ...
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