Hello, I have had shingles and the blisters have healed and the rash almost gone but still noticeable. I still have extreme sensitivity and itching where the redness once occurred, is there anything I can do to relieve this intense itching and burning at times. It is coming up 5 weeks now and am worried it will never end. Anna
Hi. As per your case history you are having post herpetic neuralgia. My treatment advice is - 1. Apply a soothing lotion like calamine lotion on affected region twice daily. 2. Take an antihistamine medication like levocetrizine for itching. 3. Take a NSAID like ibuprofen for pain. 4. Other treatment options are oral gabapentin, carabamazepine and amitryptiline taken only after consulting a dermatologist.
Thanks. Dr. Harshit bhachech. MBBS, DDVL.
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