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I hate forehead/eye Post-herpetic Neuralgia. Upper facial Post herpetic Neuralgia has to be the worst case scenario. Local eye drop make a difference for eye. See: Lidocaine Eye Drops For Ophthalmic Postherpetic Neuralgia A case study highlights the benefits of … Continue reading
ASA in Diethylether gets good to excellent results in over 3/4 cases of herpetic and post herpetic neuralgia. Development of post- herpetic neuraliga was under 3%. However, there is a trick involved in using the suspension…
Recent blognote was written showing significant decreases in acute shingles pain with Vitamin C: Helping Prevent and Treat Post Shingles Pain / Post Herpetic Neuralgia – Can It Be as Simple as Vitamin C to Help? Now two further cases … Continue reading
TENS became a significant add-on when used with pregabalin for Post-herpetic neuralgia
Miracle Treatment – Low Back Post Herpetic (Post Shingles)Neuralgia Treated With Epidural Steroid and Spinal Midazolam Without Local Can Give Significant Relief For Over 3 Months
Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN) is a horrendous disease with limited options. A group with low back version of this were treated with 60 mg methylprednisolone and 2 mg midazolam in saline epidurally. Note – no local anesthtic block was necessary. … Continue reading
Glial Cells are immune cells in the nervous system – they have been getting considerable press over their part in activating chronic pain. It has now been suggested that Minocycline (and hence Doxycycline), tetracyclines that suppress glial cells function, could … Continue reading
Post herpetic neuralgia is a terrible disease that can be mitigated by certain measures. There are some old and some new treatments that might be missed:
Concentrated Red Pepper Patch For Post Herpetic Neuralgia – 60 Min Use -Some Better For a 1-3 Months
8% Capsaicin patch NGX-4010, now marketed as Qutenza, and was approved in the USA for treatment of Post herpetic Neuralgia (post shingles pain). One application can give some relief for a 1-3 months
Xylocaine 4% eye drops (AstraZeneca) can bring down eye pain in post shingles eye pain from 5.9/10 to 0.9/10 in 15 minutes, and forehead pain from 6.3/10 to 2.6/10. This relief can last 8-96 hours in responders.
Successful Treatment of Fresh Post Amputation Phantom Pains – And Maybe Should Be Used in Any Post Surgery Pain Situation?
After a below knee amputation, pain was successfully remitted with combination of duloxetine and pregabalin.
Zostavax vaccine has to be held frozen at -15 degrees C and only set in batches of 5. Now, Lakeshore Drugs (584-0717) has gotten in a Fridge specially set and so it is available there. Catch is, it cannot be … Continue reading
Helping Prevent and Treat Post Shingles Pain / Post Herpetic Neuralgia – Can It Be as Simple as Vitamin C to Help?
It has been known for some time that taking vitamin C 500 mg twice daily following a wrist fracture can significantly reduce the chances of developing Complex Regional Pain / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy in that arm. Now it has been … Continue reading
The first question I ask a shingles / herpes zoster patient is whether they would mind if what pain they currently had persisted. This is because efficacy of anti-virals could be limited…They are still fighting over whether anti-virals prevents post-herpetic … Continue reading
Over the years, I have had patients come in with severe one-sided regional pains with no good reason for it to be there. In each case, I have suspected Herpes Zoster prodrome and initiated antivirals with resolution without rash. I … Continue reading