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Posted on Wed, 2 Aug 2017 in Elderly Problems
Question: Thankyou Doctor My Name Is Ann Im 61 Years Old And Lately The Palms Of My Hand At Times Burn And Itch Also The Bottom Of My Feet What Will Cause This Effect Thankyou
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Could be due to peripheral neuropathy

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Your symptoms seem consistent with peripheral neuropathy. I would need to ask you if you are a diabetic. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 could also give rise to such a presentation. Taking methylcobalamine (Vitamin B12) 1500 mcg supplement per day for at least a couple of weeks should help in improving the situation.

Let me know if I could help further.

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