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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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Voltaren Cream for Peripheral Neuropathy

I have very painful peripheral neuropathy. I have been on many antiretrovirals for about 10 years (including the usual suspects (DDI, D4T, dapsone to name only a few PN meds). I am adequately VL suppressed on D4t, 3TC, Fortavase and Ritonavir. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Greg,I have not used Voltaren cream for anything (there is a solution available here for use in the eyes) so I can't be too helpful. Capsaicin cream can be of some use for peripheral neuropathy. Substituting off the D4T to something like... Read more »

Cryptococcal Meningitis and Herpes Zoster Case

1. My brother was diagnosed with Cryptococcal meningitis on 6 August 2000. He was prescribed 400mg Diflucan 2 times a day for 7 days plus some pain killers (dyoxpol).2. Two or three days later he started to develop some blisters on the back of his...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
These illnesses are certainly compatible with HIV, and especially with low T cell counts meaning his immune system is severely damaged. He should get an HIV test and T cell subsets (a T cell count) as soon as possible. I would not recommend... Read more »

Per. neuropathy

Hi ThereI have suffered with neuropathy for 15 years or so and have tried meny treatments.Nothing worked untill my wonderful doctor gave me a sample of:LIDODERM(LIDOCAIN PATCH) 5 .It is manufactured by:Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.This treatment has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That topical treatment has been helfpul to a number of persons suffering from neuropathy. In my experience relief has been better with that versus another topical cream (capracin) that is also used in that situation. Massage, acupuncture, and some... Read more »

Neuropathy in my feet

Hello For many years I have had some significant neuropathy in my feet. My Doc and I have tried to eliminate the "D" drugs in an effort to stop this. I am still on a low dose of ddI, as this seems to be one drug that I have some...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Zostrix has limited benefit in this setting.The Neurontin can be pushed to doses as high as 1500 mg tid, so you have quite a ways to go.Also, have you tried some antidepressants such as amitryptiline? They seem to be helpful in this setting, in... Read more »
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swollen lip nd Herpes Zoster

Posted by LLsexyLL, 1 Reply
On Wednesday I was just sitting and chatting with my colleague at work when I felt a funny sensation on the left part of my bottom lip, and then my lip just started swelling . I looked ridiculous like half my lip had been stung by bees. Three hours... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had neuropathy in my feet for 4 years now in varying degrees of pain, sometimes light, sometimes crippling. I had some decent results using acetyl-L-carnetine, which seemed to have helped the pain some, but now it has come back in full force.... Read more »

Herpez Zoster

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dr. Urkie, o los que sepan, hace unos 4 dias me ha salido en la espalda un herpes zoster recien diagnosticado hoy, estoy con tratamiento de Aciclovir y Ketorolaco; pero lo que me preocupa es que he leido que ese tipo de herpes les dan a los... Read more »

HIV from sharing creams?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I borrowed hydrocortizone cream with aloe from a neighboor they had been using on the baby. If the baby had HIV and I used the same ointment could I get HIV? Read more »