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Shingles can occur in scalp and cause headache. Please read this resource;
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I HAVE HAD SEVERE HEAD ACHES FOR A YEAR ,BENDING OVER, LAUGHING, COUGHING MAKES MUCH WORSE. THE BLISSTER COME AND GO BUT HEAD ACHE REMAIN. HELP
Were any investigations like MRI of the head done?
Did you consult a neurologist?
Your pain looks like due to recurrent shingles and postherpetic neuralgia which occurs after the episode of Shingles. With advancing age or immunocompromised states, pain can persist or recur in shingles-affected areas. This condition is known as postherpetic neuralgia. A pain management physician can consider nerve blocks.But before this invasive treatment your physician may try these medications;
3) Capsaicin cream
4) Capsaicin 8% transdermal patch
I ONCE GOT SHORT TERM RELIEF WITH Z PAC AND VALACYCLOVIR AT THE SAME TIME DOES THIS MAKE SCENSE. I AM ONCOUMADIN THANKS
You are welcome.
Valacyclovir is effective in shingles and act against the virus, so it do give relief in active lesion. If there is a concomitant infection, Z-pac may also help, but it does not have action in shingles.