Postherpetic Neuralgia

Topical Lidocaine Approved for Postherpetic Neuralgia Pain

Topical Lidocaine Approved for Postherpetic Neuralgia Pain

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The FDA has approved ZTlido to relieve pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia.

FDA Approves Neuropathic Pain Treatment

FDA Approves Neuropathic Pain Treatment

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The FDA has approved a treatment for 2 neuropathic pain conditions.

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective for Postherpetic Neuralgia

PNS can be beneficial for chronic intractable pain secondary to postherpetic neuralgia.

Gabapentin Effective for Postherpetic Neuralgia, Neuropathy

Gabapentin Effective for Postherpetic Neuralgia, Neuropathy

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Patients suffering from postherpetic nearalgia found relief taking gabapentin.

Increased Stroke Risk Among Pts With Autoimmune Disease, Herpes Zoster

Increased Stroke Risk Among Pts With Autoimmune Disease, Herpes Zoster

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Strategies to decrease risk of contracting varicella zoster virus need to be addressed in populations with autoimmune disease.

Low-Level Laser Therapy May Reduce Incidence of Postherpetic Neuralgia

Low-Level Laser Therapy May Reduce Incidence of Postherpetic Neuralgia

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Patients who received LLLT within 5 days of herpes zoster eruption had a significantly reduced incidence of PHN.

Stellate Ganglion Block Improves Photophobia in Postherpetic Neuralgia

Stellate Ganglion Block Improves Photophobia in Postherpetic Neuralgia

At 6 months after the intervention, the patient reported a significant reduction in pain score.

Medicated Lidocaine Patches Improve Sleep, Quality of Life in PHN

Medicated Lidocaine Patches Improve Sleep, Quality of Life in PHN

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Quality of sleep and pain intensity improved over the 8-week treatment period.

Asthma May Increase Shingles Risk

Asthma May Increase Shingles Risk

People with asthma are at an increased risk of shingles, which can lead to painful postherpetic neuralgia.

Stroke Risk More Than Doubles After Shingles Diagnosis

Stroke Risk More Than Doubles After Shingles Diagnosis

Chance of stroke and myocardial infarction increased most in the first week after diagnosis.

Increased Risk of Herpes Zoster in RA, Prednisone Dose

Increased Risk of Herpes Zoster in RA, Prednisone Dose

Herpes zoster reactivation can cause shingles.

Autoantibodies in Shingles Virus May Drive Postherpetic Neuralgia

Autoantibodies in Shingles Virus May Drive Postherpetic Neuralgia

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The findings suggest that anti-cytokine immunodeficiency may contribute to development of PHN.

Evidence for Gabapentin for Headache Promising, but Preliminary

Evidence for Gabapentin for Headache Promising, but Preliminary

There is not enough evidence to support gabapentin's use as a primary headache treatment.

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Reduces Postherpetic Neuralgia Risk in Shingles

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Reduces Postherpetic Neuralgia Risk in Shingles

The researchers recommend that older adults be vaccinated to prevent long-term complications of shingles.

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