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Even when there is no rash, the pain of shingles may be apparent. Before a rash is visible, the patient may notice several days to a week of burning...
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Researchers have long known that older people are more likely to get PHN (postherpetic neuralgia), the nerve pain after shingles, but recent studies...
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The shingles vaccine, Zostavax, contains a weakened chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus). The shingles vaccine helps stimulate your immune...
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Your doctor needs to prescribe a prescription pain medication; shingles is VERY painful.  Unfortunately, I do not know anything about you or...
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Shingles is very painful.  Touching it or not.  You will still have pain. ...
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Gabapentin works to relieve pain by altering the way your body senses pain. You should notice that your pain from shingles starts to improve over one...
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People age 50 and older can now get Merck's Zostavax shingles vaccine. The vaccine already was approved for people age 60 and older. The approval is...
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Shingles is tough because it typically requires evaluation by a doctor or health care provider and prescription medications to help speed the...
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Shingles is tough because it typically requires evaluation by a doctor or health-care provider and prescription medications to help speed the...
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shingles are known to be so painful that you would not wish them upon any person.I have heard them described as raw nerves being pinched with red hot...
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Shingles follows a nerve pathway....on the SKIN. Shingles can certainly be on your chest and cause a considerable amount of chest pain with coughing...
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Not knowing the location of the Shingles, that is difficult to answer, but assuming it is NOT on his face or around his eyes, he can go back to work...
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Yes, it certainly might.Shingles can afflict anyone, but it's most common in people over the age of 50. The shingles vaccine is approved for...
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Since I don't know the location or details of your shingles, or your immune state, I can only offer some general suggestions if you are treating...
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You need to see your medical provider again. You may have post-herpetic neuralgia -- a painful condition after having Shingles. There are treatments...