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Almost two years i...

Almost two years i got the shingles in my head it comes down on my left side of my forehead and bothers my eyebroun

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that makes your head feel worse or better?

About a year no helps me my family said nothing is there to help me

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not that i think of

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Neurology
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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 10 months ago
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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 10 months ago

Were you diagnosed post herpetic neuralgia?

What are your present medications?

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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 10 months ago

First-line treatments for post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) are;

1) tricyclic antidepressants,

2) gabapentin

3 pregabalin, and

4) topical lidocaine 5% patch.

Second line treatment:

Opioids,

tramadol,

capsaicin cream, and

capsaicin 8% patch.

Therapies that have demonstrated effectiveness for other types of neuropathic pain;

serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors,

carbamazepine and valproic acid, and

botulinum toxin.

Invasive procedures such as sympathetic blockade, intrathecal steroids, and implantable spinal cord stimulators also are good for PHN.

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