If you are prescribed oxaliplatin, it is likely that you will experience some degree of peripheral neuropathy soon after receiving the treatment. The symptoms begin during or shortly after an infusion and usually disappear a few days after treatment ends.
As treatment continues, symptoms may last longer or become more noticeable. They are often triggered by eating, drinking, or touching something cold or breathing cold air. Most people cope well with the short-term symptoms of peripheral neuropathy with only a few changes to their lifestyle.
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