I have begun to use Lidocaine Patches and they have been helpful... I suffer from itching where the original shingles band broke out 8 months ago. I have gone to a pain specialist and had two steroid shots in my spinewhich did nothing but run up bills... I sometimes use a medication which has 20% Benzocaine which is helpful... I am hoping one day this nightmare will end for all of us... Linda
I have itching at times where I had it. When I had shingles my pain doc injected marcaine (like benzocaine but long acting) around it. Ended the pain and itching, but now have occassional itching and just use a benzocaine cream.
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