Care recipient (cr) is experiencing a decreased sense of touch in his her fingers and or toes

Try: Encourage cr to walk if it is not too painful as this might increase blood circulation and reduce the neuropathy caution cr to avoid using sharp objects such as razor blades knives and scissors because cr may not perceive he she is getting cut until it is serious an electric shaver would be safer at this time check that cr cr’s finger and toe nails are not sharp or too long so that cr won’t inadvertently scratch him herself with them avoid keeping the temperature in cr’s home very warm or cold as either extreme could be painful purchase shirts that don’t need to be buttoned shoes that don’t need to be tied and pants that don’t need to be fastened these will make cr cr’s life easier and help him her to be more independent

Materials: Electric shaver nail clippers and file pullover shirts velcro fastened or slip on shoes elastic waiste band pants

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Touch, So-So Touch, Poor Touch

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from www care com caring for seniors undergoing chemotherapy by staff writer no date

Keywords: Numbness touch fingers toes tingling figertips

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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