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Question about Zoster Sine Herpete (Urgent Help Needed)?

What are some of the symptoms of zoster sine herpete? For about six months now, I have been experiencing this burning sensation on my arm and thighs. I have seen a physician as well as being to the ER a couple of times. Tests were done and the results were all negative. Lately, in addition to the burning sensation, I started experiencing itching or a pin like pain all over my body. However, there are no visible rashes. Are these symptoms synonymous with zoster sine herpete? I had chicken pox as a child. I have been doing some research to uncover what’s wrong with me. I saw a neurologist and he prescribed atenlolo 25mg after explaining my symptoms, the medication is not helping me at all. I am scared, the pain is unbearable. Can someone please help? I am calling the neurologist again first thing in the morning

your symptoms seem to go with a NEUROLGIC PAIN.
Zoster Sine Herpete may also be a possibility where shooting pain without rashes occur especially in elderly!!!
u must see another NEUROLOGIST to confirm this and for a better treatment
all the best  (+ info)

Has anyone had shingles without having a rash too? They call is zoster sine herpete. Help!?

Yes, it is entirely possible to have shingles without or with a very minimal rash.
The diagnosis of shingle (herpes zoster) confers the presence of a rash but this arises from the irritation of major nerve arising from the spinal cord. It progresses to varied stages of inflammation along the course of the nerve and may be associated with redness and pain.
The immediate/early initiation of an anti-viral and anti inflammatory medication , may arrest or shorten the degree and course of the inflammation/rash. Other cases, unfortunately, can lead to extensive rash, pain,(neuralgia/neuritis) and secondary infection of the rash.  (+ info)

What is the difference of zoster vaccine and gardasil?

I went to the Dr to get my last Gardasil shot.. I got a bill in the mail for a zoster vaccine.. I looked it up and it said Zoster is for Shingles...

Zoster is for the childhood illness "chicken pox" which can develop later in life in adults and is known as "shingles.

Gardasil is for human papilloma virus (HPV) currently prescribed for females. This virus has been implicated in causing cervical cancer and the vaccine prevents this.  (+ info)

What is risk of chicken pox to my 6 year old granddaughter if exposed to herpes zoster?

I was diagnosed with shingles (herpes zoster) after spending weekend with my 6 year old granddaughter. What are her chances of contracting chicken pox (same virus)?

well if your granddaughter got all her immunizations, there isn't any risk.... the varicella virus is now vaccinated against in the routine list of vaccines children recieve.  (+ info)

Does Shingles have anything to do with herpes since its also called herpes zoster virus?

i saw online that shingles is also called herpes zoster virus. Does that mean it has something to do with herpes?

All these are in the herpes virus family. Oral and genital herpes are Herpes simplex type 1 and 2; chicken pox is Herpes zoster. Shingles is a reactivation of the zoster virus many years later. The herpetic viruses are characterized by the affinity (living) in nerve tissue & roots.  (+ info)

Any advice on pain relief for shingles/herpes zoster?

I have had herpes zoster on the same spot and have been prescibed very strong pain meds which I don't like to take. Does anyone have any natural remedies?

There really is not too much that you can do for shingles honestly? Because its an inflammation/infection in the areas around your nerves it is just painful by nature- home remedies won't really stop the pain signals from going to your brain.

You can try ibuprofen or aspirin, they may help with both the pain and the inflammation. Ice or cold packs helps for some people, also my sister had shingles a number of times as a kid and I think I remember her being prescribed some sort of cream that contained pain relievers in addition to the pain pills?
You could also go back to the doctor and see if they have any other ideas. You may feel better with a different prescription, or they might know of some alternative treatment type thing that could help?  (+ info)

what would be drug of choice in a pregnant woman with herpes zoster infection?

can acyclovir be given to a pregnant lady if she is suffering from herpes zoster if not then which other alternative drug be given to her? if possible tell the dose too.

I am sure valtrex is safe, because I know that it is given to women in the later stages of pregnancy to prevent them transmitting their genital herpes infection to the baby during the birth. Valtrex is used to treat both shingles and genital/oral herpes, all of which are herpes viruses. I don't know the dose though.  (+ info)

How do I keep Herpes Zoster in my eyes from spreading?

This is the second time I've had this, extremely painful, itchy, and annoying. I feel like a cyclops.

don't rub it and don't touch.  (+ info)

How do I wash my hair if I have shingles (herpes zoster) extending deep into my hairline?

I've just been diagnosed with shingles on my face, at the hairline and up onto my scalp. The pain is moderate right now, but I know it will worsen soon. Can I wash my hair? How and with what? What about after the vesicles start to break? I've searched on-line and can't find anything about this, oddly enough.

As far as I know, you can shampoo with a gentle cleanser, such as baby shampoo, during the entire outbreak. Make sure the lather doesn't get into your eyes as it may carry the virus. The affected areas of skin should be kept clean.

You can always contact the provider who diagnosed you for more information. Oddly enough, many people don't do that.  (+ info)

what best medicine for herpes zoster? After that my eyes are red. What is best drops? Lastly any scar remover?

can u recommend ointment or medicine for scar? I got herpes zoster before, what best medicine for it? Since then my eyes are still red. Please give me medicine for it.

I can tell you that topical L-Lysine, Lemon Balm Extract, and good ol' peroxide are best for herpes zoster. Assuming the outbreak is oral, I'd recommend staying away from Abreva, which can worsen the outbreak. Also, keeping you immune system in check will lessen the chances of an outbreak.  (+ info)

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