diet for herpes zoster infection

What is the best treatment of herpes zoster infection?

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Dr. Lydia Collins
Gynecology
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Anti-viral


Herpes zoster is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. The virus sits in the nerves and comes out later in life. This causes a painful rash that doesn't cross the middle of the body. Anti-viral medications are used to control the symptoms.
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What would be the best drug to use for a pregnant woman with a herpes zoster infection?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
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Acyclovir


Acyclovir has been studied the most in pregnancy, but Valcyclovir and Famcyclovir have been used.
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What is herpes zoster?

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Dr. Larry I. Lutwick
Infectious Disease
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Shingles


Zoster, often referred to as shingles, is a reactivation of the varicella (chickenpox) virus lying dormant in a nerve cell. When it occurs it generally begins without pain or itching in the distribution of the specific nerve and then the development of a rash in that area with small blisters. It tends to occur as a band on the torso or on the face. A vaccine exists to help prevention this.
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What are the recommendations for flu shots, shingles vaccine and other immunizations?

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what are signs of herpes zoster?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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Pain, rash,itching


The common word for it is shingles. It may first make itself kinown by severe pain over a given area, very puzzling to a doc. After a day or so the blotchy red rash appears and itching and pain continue until it resolves. There is no valid treatment for it.
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How to treat herpes zoster? Can it cause death?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease
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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.
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Vaccinations

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Shingles. The only chronic pain condition I treat that a vaccine can beat!

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Pain Management
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How to cure blisters created by herpes zoster?

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Herpes zoster


If a person is breaking out with shingles (herpes zoster reactivation) there is internal antiviral medication that the person should start immediately. The medications would include acyclovir , valcyclovir, or famcyclovir.
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Can shingles (herpes zoster) casue lagophthalmos?

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Dr. Ihab J. Ibrahim
Pain Management
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Yes


According what I have read online
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Can a patient with syphilis develop herpes zoster?

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Dr. Bradford L Romans
Internal Medicine
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Absolutely yes


Sexually transmitted diseases are not mutually exclusive.When physicians find one STD,we go ahead and test for several others.
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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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Separate disease


Yes, one can be "blessed" with both diseases.
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Can herpes zoster of the eye cause post nasal drip?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology
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Sure


Zoster ophthalmicus is very serious and causes all kinds of problems. If it is causing eye irritation it will naturally end up getting tears down the back of your nose into your throat.
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Any tips on pain relief for shingles/herpes zoster?

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Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
Pain Management
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Zoster pain


1. Anti-virals- decrease length of symptoms 2. Anti-inflammatories 3. Neuropathic pain meds: gabapentin, lyrica, TCAs... 4. Traditional pain meds 5. Epidural steroid injections Hang in there!
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