... pain from shingles. I think I have tried almost everything, anyone have any recommendations for pain relief. It has been 8 days since I broke out with the rash - nothing seems to work. Help
For Postherpetic Neuralgia there are a few things which I would suggested using. The first is called Lidoderm. It's basically a Lidocaine patch that is absorbed into your skin. I have personally tried these do to the fact that I have severe back pain and was wondering if it would work. It didn't work for my back pain but it did numb the heck out of the first inch or so of skin. They have a website in which they will pay $30.00 if you pay the first $30.00. Their website is Lidoderm.com. The FDA also just released a new patch that contains Capsaicin from chili peppers. Their website is Qutenza.com. It's basically a patch that you put on for 1 hour and provides 12 weeks of pain relief. The FDA just approved it in November so I'm not sure about the availability. If you have singles now I would recommend Conservative therapy which includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), wet dressings with 5% aluminum acetate (Burrow solution) applied 30-60 minutes 4-6 times daily, and lotions such as calamine. Please let me know if this is helpful. If you have any other questions let us know! Have a Happy Holiday!
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