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Describe The Cause Symptoms And Treatment For Herpes Zoster Shingles
Post herpetic: Post herpetic neuralgia is a very painful condition that can occur after an outbreak of shingles which is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus usually occurring in older people. It can be very tough to treat. Different nerve pain medications can be helpful. Topical Lidocaine patches can help and there is also a topical capsaicin patch that is applied for one hour in the office. Nerve blocks occ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
I just finished a 6 day treatment (Famciclovir) for herpes zoster and i feel fine just small fatigue but i cannot smell or taste anything. how come?
Uncertain: Famiclovir has not been described to cause the side effects you are describing. 32 years is relatively young to be suffering from zoster. You should see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
An otherwise healthy 26 years old female got herpes zoster skin lesions after starting terbinafine (for 10 days) treatment for toe onychomycosis. What could be the reason?
Depends on situation: If you had chicken pox then you risk getting shingles. Vaccination the best way to lower the risk of getting shingles; the severity of pain and complications are signifantly decreased. Acyclovir is used for therapy, but is most effective witihn 48-72 hrs of an outbreak. Death from shingles is rare but can happen esp in pt with impaired immunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more