Homeopathic Topical Remedy For Foot Neuropathy

Neuropathy of the foot is defined as nerve damage often associated with diabetes. Neuropathy can also occur in the legs and hands. Symptoms include numbness or pain in the extremity. If the numbness leads to injuries of the foot going untreated, infections can result, possibly leading to major medical problems.

Homeopathic Treatments for Foot Neuropathy

The symptoms of neuropathy, numbness or pain in the extremity, can cause the person to miss signs of problems with their feet. The neuropathy will not damage the foot although it can be uncomfortable, a sore or wound that goes untreated because it is not felt can cause damage.

Topical homeopathic treatments for foot neuropathy are available. The Web site guthreiwellnesscenter.com recommends hypericum perforatum, commonly known as St. Johns Wort as a nerve treatment. This is commercially available in a spray and cream form.

While normally used as a treatment for depression, a cream or topical application of the supplement has been also been used as a treatment of nerve neuropathy and dermatitis. Side effects can include dry mouth and constipation. According to the Natural Medicine Research Collaboration the cream usually contains 1.5 percent hyperforin.

Other topical agents listed include lavender, nettles and capsicum.

According to Medicinenet.com topical capsicum, red pepper, should not be applied to injured skin. Possible adverse side effects include a loss of feeling where applied, blisters and itching. Capsicum should not be used for more than two days at a time and the application should not be repeated in less than two weeks. After application the applicator should wash their hands thoroughly to avoid accidental transference to the mouth or eyes.

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Topically applied nettles would follow the homeopathic principle of “like cures like.” The stinging sensation of the nettles is thought to lessen the sensations caused by the neuropathy over time.

A commercial product used in the treatment of foot neuropathy is NerveFix. While this product is capsules rather than a topical cream or liquid it offers what its manufacturers refer to as a “homeopathic proprietary blend” of about 10 substances associated with nerve problems such as foot neuropathy.

NerveFix also is promoted as a treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and fibromyalgia. The makers suggest improvement in the conditions should be noted in less than six weeks.