postherpetic pain

postherpetic pain

Persistent pain experienced in an area previously affected by SHINGLES. Postherpetic pain may last for years and is a severe burden to the elderly victim. Vaccination of people over 60 with varicella can restore fading memory T cell immunity and reduce the risk of shingles and post-herpetic pain. Early use of ACYCLOVIR during an attack of shingles can minimize the damage to sensory nerves that causes the pain.
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Patients who have postherpetic pain may need longer-term pain management.
Patients with persistent postherpetic pain should probably be referred to a neurologist or pain management specialist.
So we compared patients with postherpetic pain, diabetic neuropathy, and low back pain.
Post herpetic neuralgia THEmost serious feature of herpes zoster is pain following an attack, a condition known as postherpetic pain.
Jerini will develop Icatibant in further indications such as severe burn injuries and postherpetic pain.
This type of pain typically occurs in patients with peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes, AIDS, or from an unknown cause (idiopathic) and postherpetic pain.
In another study the lidocaine patch reduced postherpetic pain by 29% and relieved allodynia in 100 patients; a vehicle patch reduced pain by 23% and had no effect on allodynia.