Any treatment for post-herpetic neuralgia?

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 including Lidoderm patches-a local anesthetic applied to the unbroken skin, a number of different meds of the anti-epileptic class like lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin; snri antidepressents like Cymbalta and Pamelor work at the spinal cord level, .
Neuralgia. Yes there are treatments avaiable, mostly with medication and you need to see a neurologist that deals in pain management for an evaluation.

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Is there a good treatment for post herpetic neuralgia?

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 symptoms have reversed in some of my patients. Once it is chronic, i found that the sodium channel specific agents, i.e. Tegretol, Trileptal and vimpat, (lacosamide) are superior to the gabaergic drugs such as Lyrica and neurontin. Read more...
Postherpetic neuralg. Severe options, thankfully. Medications such as gabapentin, pregabalin, Lidocaine patches . Nerve blocks and treatments with pulsed radiofrequency. Spinal cord stimulation if nothing helps. It is a painful and difficult to treat condition. See an expert for proper evaluation. It has central as well as peripheral components so the treatment may vary depending on that. Read more...

Is a stellate ganglion block appropriate treatment for post herpetic neuralgia, along the trigeminal nerve.?

Yes indicated. Herpes zoster ' shingles' after blisters healed in some will have severe disabling pains will lost for months and months which most likely you have involving one of the trigeminal nerve branch, the virus stays in nerve root for ever. Image guided cervicothoracic sym. Ganglion block along with t.N block most likely will help your pain , is relatively low risk procedure in trained hands. Read more...
Possibly. Stellate nerve blocks are often used to treat peripherial nerve problems caused by injuries or trauma. They are designed to block sympathetic nerves. The trigeminal nerve is a cranial nerve, that does not go through the spine or neck, so i don't know if the stellate block would help. The sympathetic nerves do contribute to eyelid motion and facial flushing, so it may be worth a try. Read more...

I would like relief from post herpetic neuralgia.?

Neurologist. Post-herpetic neuralgia can be very painful. There are several medications that may be able to help with the pain. Neurontin (gabapentin) is one of the 1st line medications that has some efficacy. There are other medications that your neurologist may recommend that may help decrease the pain. Read more...
DOXIPIN cream. Most effective treatment, original brand was zonalon (doxepin) cream. Once very affordable, it has recently been subject to rediculuos price gouging. Lidoderm patches are also useful. Nsaid meds (ibuprofen, aleve) are useful. Once you begin gabapentin, there are some side effects. Read more...

Shingles -has anyone had post-herpetic neuralgia pain treated?

Several treatments. Post-herpetic neuralgia (chronic pain after shingles) can be treated with Gabapentin (neurontin) or other related drugs. You can also apply capsaicin (zostrix) cream to the area, which burns the nerve endings to deaden the pain. Other treatments include tricyclic antidepressants, Lidocaine patches, and, in severe cases, narcotic pain relievers. Read more...
Doxepin. Doxepin cream is by far the most effective treatment. Standard issue is 5%. A specialty pharmacy can make a stronger one. Use as often as needed. Sometimes makes people sleepy which makes it very good for bedtime use. About 10% of users will become allergic to it with prolonged use. Read more...

Can you tell me which vitamin is good for post herpetic neuralgia (nerve pain)?

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. Intramuscular amp (adenosine monophosphate) has also helped some patients in one large trial. Additionally, oral or topical vitamin e, topical capsaicin or peppermint oil may offer some relief as well. Read more...
None according to. The scientific literature but I am sure some ads will tell you differently or someone who sells them. There are medications like Lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin that may be of more use. See your doctor. Read more...

Are the symptoms of post herpetic neuralgia bad?

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 pain that doesn't improve with time. It is bad in that it causes pain that can be extremely painful and there is no cure. There are several treatments to help control the pain. Read more...
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. If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. Read more...

What are the major symptoms of post-herpetic neuralgia?

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 painful and last a long time. The shingles vaccine decreases the incidence of phn and i recommend that you discuss with your doctor getting the vaccine to decrease your chances of getting phn. I got my vaccine as soon as it was available. Read more...
Dysesthesia. Phn is characterized by altered sensation (dysesthesia) in the area previously affected by shingles which lasts beyond four months. There may be severe pain or just altered sensation. Read more...