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Please help me .i had shigles and now. I have herpetic

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Please help me .i had shigles and now. I have herpetic newralga i also have neuropathy .but my forehead. Peels and is red as a tomatoe please help me
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Shingles damages the nerve endings causing persistent pain sometimes.

It can also cause skin peeling by damaging the skin layers.

The pain can be controlled by following prescription medications:

1. Gabapentin orally 300 mg 3 times daily

2. Lidocaine 5% patch daily

OTC capsaicin ointment can be used as well to help with the pain.

The skin peeling and redness can be managed by a potent topical steroid ointment like Desonide gel or triamcinolone acetonide ointment.

Naturally you can try coconut ointment twice daily over the area.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What happens to the money i just used. My card
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
For something i already jnew
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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