Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
182 Doctors are Online

Had Shingles and while walking hurts under his arms, with terrible pain. Any solution to ease his pain?

hello! my dad has had the shingles awhile back and getting along pretty well. he likes to walk but if he gets out and walks and it is somewhat cool, he is okay for awhile and then under his arm and where the shingles were, starts hurting so bad it almost makes him sick. after awhile it goes away but is there anything he can do to prevent this terrible pain? thanks for your help.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  11
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hye! Your dad is having post herpetic neuralgia. Give him gabapentin and methylecobalamine tablet daily at night. If no contraindication, give methyle prednesolone in intapering dose , loading dose 30 mg. And give him fluoxetine tablet 10 mg in morning.PHN is a chronic disease , complication following herpes zoster. Reassurance will enhance the improvement. Tell him to avoid stress, worries, overwork, exposure to sun , and to keep the mind diverted to some good activitie.I hope your dad will feel better.. OK
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor