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Is it possible for lagophthalmos to be from herpes zoster (shingles)?

Lagophthalmos causes. Lagophthalmos the inability to close the eyelid completely. This results from damage to the 7th cranial nerve or 'facial' nerve. There are many possible causes such as trauma, stroke, tumors, Bell's palsy, Lyme disease or other rare causes. Although I've never seen a case - zoster could probably do it, although would be quite rare. Zoster infects nerve roots, so if it came out in that area, maybe. Read more...

How to treat herpes zoster? Can it cause death?

Shingles . Herpes zoster is due to flaring of dormant chicken pox infection along a verve , usually not lethal but will cause intractable pain even after healing for months ( years ) very little can be done , except symptomatic treatment. Read more...
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 more...

Can pregnancy cause herpes zoster ophthalmicus to come back in my cornea? I heard stress can cause it to come back.

It can. Pregnancy can depress your immune system and allow zoster to resurface. Look out for eye pain, redness, changes in vision, or rash / vesicles. That said, if you are otherwise healthy and without HIV/AIDS, cancer, or use of steroids, pregnancy alone should not elevate your risk of shingles much more than a normal host. . Read more...

What can cause joint aches after sitting a while or when it rains? . Overweight but shoulders & back hurt the most. Low vit-D and had herpes zoster

Time for a work up. You have several things coinciding together that requires medical attention. So it's best to work with a PCP on each issue comebined, or alone. So that you can feel better and take control of your health in a more empowering way. Can be many things too. . Read more...

Can herpes zoster of the eye cause post nasal drip?

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. Read more...

Any tips on pain relief for shingles/herpes zoster?

Several options. For acute shingles (rash lesions present) you should take an anti-viral medication like Acyclovir or Valtrex to treat the illness. You can take nsaids like Motrin or aleve for pain. If you have pain that continues after the lesions resolve, topical Lidocaine and a neuropathic pain medication like lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, or Cymbalta may help. Read more...
Zoster pain. 1. Anti-virals- decrease length of symptoms 2. Anti-inflammatories 3. Neuropathic pain meds: gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tcas... 4. Traditional pain meds 5. Epidural steroid injections hang in there! Read more...