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is burning sensation a symptom of post herpetic neuralgia

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: But if this continues, then see DR for exam and DX
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A member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain: Neuralgia is, by definition, pain that occurs without stimulation of pain receptors. Herpes infections, which include "shingles", often result in thi ... Read More
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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuralgia: This is a very common and unpleasant problem. These days there are many treatment plans geared to helping people with this problem. Medications are av ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Many: Over the counter remedies include zostrex cream-a cayenne pepper extract that will burn your eyes like tear gas. There are a number of medications inc ... 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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Coller
13 years experience Family Medicine
B12, C, E, AMP: Although there is no overwhelming evidence, a very limited number of studies have suggested that vitamin c and B12 injections may improve symptoms. In ... 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).

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