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shingles eye pain

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Ophthalmology: Studies show that ocular pain is a definite indication for a full history, physical, and visit with an eye specialist ASAP. The differential diagnosis ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
See your doctor: Medications may help shingles but it will usually resolve on its own. One exception is when it is located around the eye. If the eye is involved, it ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
You may: You probably need to be seen at a pain clinic for additional treatment. The pain can last for months.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Variable: Post herpetic neuralgia can last a variable time from weeks to tears. Your Lyrica (pregabalin) dose is low. Have they tied an antiviral like valtrex. ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Other treatment : Acyclovir and predinosone will help reduce your pain. Narcotics and topical capsiacin or Lidocaine patches could be used. Pain can be debilitating dis ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Pain rx, antivirals: Antivirals can help diminish pain if used early in the acute phase (with the rash) but are not useful later. If the pain persists strongly after the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: If it were shingles your symptoms would be worsening and not getting better.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not hereditary: Shingles is due to activation of the chicken pox virus. If you did not have chicken pox, you do not have shingles. Visit this site for symptoms of shi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Frequently there is: A history of chicken pox in the past.- contact with others can be a cause if they have open wounds. It is not a good condition to have ; should be tr ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Dr. Ann Agnew answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: It is unlikely for Shingles to recur that frequently. I would investigate an alternative explanation or consider evaluation for immune deficiency if ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Berger
41 years experience Dermatology
Not likely: If exact same locatiion may be herpes simplex, not zoster as reash usually does not re-appear that quickly. Would go to a dermatologist for a viral c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Herpes Zoster: Ophthalmic herpes zoster (herpes zoster ophthalmicus) can present serious problems if it is effecting the actual eye. I do recommend a medical assess ... Read More
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