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How can auditory neuropathy be treated?

doctor, early 1990;s, neurologist said I have a sensory/periphal neuropathy. I have tried CABAPENTON, and one other pill , did not work. I ve asked my V.A. doctor to order lanocaine , but he said the pharmacist said, long term use might cause HEART problems. I have NEVER had heart problems. The neurophy is located feet, ankels, hands, wrist, face, neck and TO THE OPENING to my ear canal. this location drives me crazy especially when I try to sleep or go to sleep. IT IS ONLY at thew opeing of the ear canal. NOT inside the canal. ONLY where I could put my finger at the opening. He has recommended HYDROCORTIZONE cream top 2.5% . I NEED SOMETHING THAT WILL numb the ear canal OPENING like nandocaine. What is your openion?
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

You have a history of Peripheral Neuropathy. Peripheral Neuropathy needs follow up treatment & repeat tests to evaluate the improvement after therapy with medications & physical therapy.

Continue to take the medications prescribed & if you are not satisfied take a second opinion from another Neurologist (get Nerve Conduction tests, Imaging tests done). In the meantime take Vitamin B6, B12, Folic acid along with minerals as supplements.

Visit an ENT for treating Auditory Neuropathy. Get physically examined, get the middle & inner ear get examined, let the ENT rule out any presence of 'Wax', tinnitus, or perforation in the ear drum. Get an Audiometry test done, to rule out any developing deafness. Your treatment will depend upon the pathology detected.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
     
Regards,
Dr. Nupur K,
General & Family Physician
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