Topical Medications To Treat Shingles
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineShingles (herpes zoster)is often managed by primary care physicians. If there is severe post-herpetic pain (neuralgia) then often a neurologist (nerve specialist) or pain specialist might offer some assistance at achieveing pain relief. KH... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHey Richard,Sorry to hear about your recent case of shingles. OUCHAMAGOUCHA! They can be damn annoying and uncomfortable. Responding to your specific questions:1. You want me to explain why your doctor seemed baffled? Hmm. That would be difficult,... Read more »
Chelsea and Westminster HospitalThe shingle vaccine, Zostavax, is approved for use in people 60 years old and older to prevent shingles. This is a one-time vaccination. Zostavax does not treat shingles or post-herpetic neuralgia. It has not been fully studied in persons with HIV.... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineShingles is due to the varicella virus (Herpes zoster). It would be unsual though possible to have recurrent outbreaks as you describe. An evaluation be a dermatologist is strongly recommended to make the proper diagnosis. Flares of skin problem... Read more »
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Posted by tboy, 3 Replieslast week I was diagnosed with shingles. I didn't get nearly the attention of the doctors or information I needed. Oh sure I recieved a prescription but not much information. I'm taking acyclovir (sp?) It is painful to sleep and my leg looks... Read more »
Posted by LLsexyLL, 2 RepliesDoes anyone know how to prevent getting shingles the second time. I had them Dec 2010 . Now my face has healed but I was told I can get them again.
Is there anyway of preventing getting shingles again? Read more »
Posted by daisy07, 1 ReplyJust wondering what are some of the issues that people in our condition are deeling with? Is is dating with dual diagnosis...or rasing children....having sex with out disclosing status....? What are some things that we could talk about in this... Read more »
Posted by LomitadarenThis is a prime example of how vulnerable we (PWA) People living with Aids are, and how even when there is Gross Medical Malpractice by a supporting medical provider, we are treated as unimportant, irrelevant, and bothersome.
Millions of dollars a... Read more »
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