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does lidocaine help with post herpetic neuralgia

A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Excellent medication: so far; however, post herpetic neuralgia is difficult to treat. Addition of very low dose antidepressants ( amitriptyline (12.5-25 mg) or short 6-12 ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Homeopathy,electric:: When conventional therapies don't help alternative ones often do. Homeopathy can be very effective; I've had good success treating this with it, but b ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: Best to use an antiviral drug, and for symptomatic relief, try gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin).
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
32 years experience Family Medicine
Very painful, yes: Post herpetic neuralgia is a painful condition caused by shingles. Shingles is very painful but in some people it causes permanent damage and nerve p ... Read More
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Dr. Robert McMurtrie
23 years experience Pain Management
YES!: Antivirals, like valtrex, (valacyclovir) need to be started within 72 hrs of shingle symptoms. They can decrease the severity and duration of the rash ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
39 years experience Pain Management
PHN symptoms: The primary symptom of post-herpetic neuralgia (phn) is pain in the distribution of the nerves affected by shingles (the drmatome). This can be quite ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Benglis
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Post herpes: Residual pain neuro deficits from shingles type exacerbation. It can be extremely debilitating to a patient. Seek consultation from a neurologist o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Nerve pain : Post hermetic neuralgia is nerve pain (burning-like, lancinating, toothache type of pain) usually after a viral infection after zoster or shingles.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Painful: Post-herpetic neuralgia is the pain that sometimes occurs after shingles resolves. There are several effective treatments for it. See a dermatologist ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
32 years experience Neurology
Be aggressive early: I found that aggressive treatment early with antiviral (valtrex superior in my opinion) and steroids helps not only limit the development of this, but ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Several treatments: Post-herpetic neuralgia (chronic pain after shingles) can be treated with Gabapentin (neurontin) or other related drugs. You can also apply capsaicin ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
17 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles: A neuropathic pain that lasts for more than a month after a shingles infection started.
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