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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Maybe: A nerve block is one of many possible treatments. Have you tried oral and topical medications (lyrica, lidoderm) as well as antiviral medication (val... Read More
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
PHN: Typically nerve block are performed with local anesthetics and may have steroid added for anti-inflammatory effect. The duration of effect is extreme... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
Pain Management 20 years experience
PHN keeps acting up: Where are you having PHN symptoms? What are taking either in topical form or oral form? Have you tried lidoderm patches, lidocaine gels? What about s... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
3: I use neurontin, (gabapentin) lyrics and Lidoderm patch. Capsaicin cream is approved as well, but seems to be less liked by patients due to the stingi... Read More
Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Lyrica (pregabalin): Is what dr pavel meant. It's used to decrease the irritation/ pain caused by phn. Good luck!
Dr. SEGUN RASAKI
Pain Management 34 years experience
PHN: Phn= postherpetic neuralgia/neuropathy. Multimodality approach is best as medications alone may not be sufficient. Some medications that can be useful... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Davida
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Gabapentin: Start at 300 at bedtime, titrate up every few days to a max of 3600 mg per day in 3 daily dosages. Watch out for leukopenia ( low white cell count ),... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Not abnormal: These measurements are normal, or possibly very slightly enlarged. What question do you want answered? Good wishes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Not an opiate: No, from the traditional definition of a narcotic as an opiate, trazodone is not a narcotic.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emanuel Winocur
Psychiatry 67 years experience
No: Trazodone is an antidepressant.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Related: Often patients who have pnh present with aplastic anemia. Does not make it worse. It is already a bad problem. It is just a common presentation. H... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See pain doctor: There are several excellent pain medications available (gralise and lyrica).
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shobhana Patodia
Anesthesiology 48 years experience
No: But both the condition leads to chronic neuropathic pain which is hard to control.

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