Treatment For Shingles Itching
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineOne issue about your situation is whether you simply have itching from where the rash was versus post-herpetic nerve irritation (that can occur after shingles). Itching can often be relieved by topical steriods (ie cortisone), antihistamines, or... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationG'day Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineItching/pain related to shingles can be a challenge to relieve the symptoms. For itching oral antihistamines, topical steroids or antihistamines, calamine lotion, and sometimes drugs like gabapentin can help-each patient is different. I recommend... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESI'm not sure exactly what your question is, but shingles (the reactivation of chickenpox) is not rare among persons with HIV infection.The symptoms should resolve over time, and the key thing is the ability to recognize the early symptoms of... Read more »
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Posted by grcboy30, 5 RepliesHi there.
I had chicken pox at 5 years old so can develop shingles. I haven't been to the doctor yet but have what I am pretty sure is shingles on the side of my chest (a pink rash which is itchy with bumps). I am terrified of HIV. I am only 30... 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 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 AnonymousI am a B-cell type High grade non-hodgkins lymphoma patient who despite the cancer as the main illnes is being driven to my limits by ITCHING - Iv tried every lotion & potion from allergy drugs to chinese herbal teas & hypnotherapy. PLEASE... Read more »
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