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Loss of sensation in your legs, for example, can cause a fall. Numbness in your hands can cause you to drop things and may put you at risk for being burned by scalding water.

Numbness in your face may be dangerous when chewing. Dan says his main concern about sensory symptoms now is that they will interfere with his ability to care for his wife.

Neuropathic (nerve) pain may respond to anticonvulsant drugs, such as Neurontin (gabapentin) or Lyrica (pregabalin), Lublin says. Antidepressants are also sometimes used to treat nerve pain. If sensory symptoms are due to a relapse or to new MS attacks, steroids may help to control them.

Topical capsaicin creams and ointments, which are sold over the counter, can sometimes block painful sensations in the legs, feet, hands, and arms.

For Dan, the best treatment is running his hands under cold water and clenching his hands into tight fists and opening them quickly. Learning your unique triggers for sensory symptoms may be the best way to manage them. For Jennifer, being tired is a big trigger. In fact, she says that every night around 9 p. And the more numb my hands get, the more stressed I am. It just keeps going. The couple also urges people living with MS to give themselves time to adjust to any new symptoms or sensory issues.

For some symptoms, medication can help. Illnesses such as colds or the flu are common triggers for exacerbations. MS Lowers Survival Rate After Colorectal Cancer, Study FindsPeople with MS who are diagnosed with colon cancer are more likely to die of any cause in the year following diagnosis.

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People with MS who are diagnosed with colon cancer are more likely to die of any cause in the year following diagnosis. Tippi Coronavirus: Tips for Living With COVID-19Coronavirus and COVID-19: All ResourcesMultiple SclerosisBy Chris Iliades, MDMedically Reviewed by Samuel Mackenzie, MD, PhDReviewed: July 9, 2019Medically ReviewedSome of the most distressing and even frightening symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) are sensory disturbances - sensations that can range from numbness to itching to burning pain.

But a range of strategies can help with managing MS sensory issues. Types of Sensory SymptomsPeople with MS experience three basic types of sensory symptoms, says Fred D. Treating and Managing MS Sensory IssuesSo what can you do about sensory symptoms. Like the symptoms themselves, though, responses to the various drugs vary from person to person. Some other ways to avoid or manage sensory symptoms include:Avoid becoming overheated. Get plenty of rest.

Do your best to stay healthy. Wear pressure stockings or a tight glove, which may convert painful sensations to pressure sensations. Try cognitive behavioral therapy or hypnosis. Meditate to lower stress and, consequently, distress.

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Your Health: Why Are My Hands and Feet Tingling. Untreated diabetes may have other symptoms, too. You might feel thirsty, pee a lot, or your breath may smell fruity. Your doctor can test your blood to see if you have diabetes. If you do, she'll tell you how to prevent nerve damage or keep it from getting worse. Your growing baby and the extra fluids that come with pregnancy can press on nerves in your body.

This causes numbness and stinging in your arms, hands, and legs. Your belly might feel numb because the skin is stretched. Wearing a wrist splint at night may help with hand problems.