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- dispensary map;
- -results of laboratory examination;
It is important to know that the development of post-herpetic neuralgia contributes to accumulation of herpes type 3 in the peripheral nerves, closer to the muscles and skin. Its main symptom is sharp pain pulsing or cutting in nature. It is often the touch of the hand or clothing to the affected areas leads to an increase in pain. The average duration of post-herpetic pain ranges from 2 weeks to 2 months, some patients have up to a year.
Please note that the main treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia is pain relief through traditional means: "Pandola", "Ibuprofen," "Aspirin," "Celebrex". With the unbearable pain applied potent drugs: "Tramadol" and "Oxycodone". But remember that their side effects can be more serious than postherpetic pain.
Anticonvulsants – "Topamax" and "Neurontin" apply only in those cases where nerve damage is accompanied by involuntary reactions. In the case of stress development in severe pain are assigned to antidepressants – "Simball" and "Amitriptyline". If the patient has minor pain or undesirable the use of more serious drugs, use local analgesics in the form of ointments, gels and tinctures. In severe cases, sometimes applies a blockade on the basis of hormones is the most risky but most effective method.
Note that postherpetic neuralgia can be prevented by avoiding prolonged treatment. The main feature that it develops, is itself a manifestation of herpes zoster. It is very important during a disease by all known methods to prevent the development of neuralgia. Quite effective in this respect are antiviral medication "Acyclovir", "Famciclovir and Valacyclovir". Of course, from the lichen, they will not save, but will significantly reduce the activity of the virus, reducing its harmful effects.
Remember that an effective method of prevention is the vaccine against herpes zoster, is conducive to maintaining a high level of immunity and reduces the risk of developing the disease.
In severe forms of shingles the herpes virus may be localized in the Central nerves, it leads to serious disturbances of the innervation of muscles and development of paralysis.
Do not forget that constant physical activity allows to maintain the tone of muscles, ligaments, and nervous tissue. This greatly reduces the probability of serious damage during the development of herpes zoster.