Shingles, I can’t take it

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7 months 3 weeks ago #30284 by Johnno
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Hey Brett,
You could try acetone ( nail polish remover) ,ice packs or try the listed below
For non-medicated relief from the nerve pain caused by shingles, patients can place an ice pack on the sores, which will momentarily stop the burning and itching. Scrubbing the sores hard with bar soap hurts at the time but may relieve the long-term pain and dry the blisters, allowing them to burst and the healing process to begin quickly. The most effective treatment is to keep the sores dry because, when the clusters of blisters dry up, they eventually go away.

For painless relief, patients may try putting nail polish remover on the blisters to cool and dry them. This will take longer, but they will often disappear with time. Calamine lotion can also be applied.

Johnno

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7 months 2 weeks ago #30291 by Brett3
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The symptoms have eased heaps. Though I have been left with a larger numb area on my back. The pain flares up if I attempt to do anything, I now know why my skin doc said to go home and do nothing. But it is ok.
Just another query.
Why do the radiology drs change the names of our conditions? They basically vary from each dr who writes the reports.
Since my last X-ray September, the report says my thoracic was phase 3 degeneration.
Some say it’s arthritis, just wear and tear.
Two weeks ago X-ray report says It is now moderate spondylosis and moderate osteophyte proliferation. The disc spaces are overall decreased especially lower levels there is osteosclerosis which could mean modic 3 degenerative changes. Says to consider MRI to rule out discitis.
Wish these imaging report doctors could all use the same lingo. Surely our spines can’t crumble away this quick. Harpy

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6 months 2 weeks ago #30305 by Brett3
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Well thank heavens the pain has gone. Rash is still there but no shingles pain. I definitely am going to get vaccinated against it in a couple months . Never want that again. Harpy

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6 months 2 weeks ago #30306 by Johnno
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Hey Harpy ,

Good to hear I still get post herpatic nueralgia years after it is predominately nerve pain but it’s still painful .

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6 months 2 weeks ago #30308 by Brett3
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Oh johnno I feel for you. That pain (on top of our already bad pain) is the worse, it’s relentless. Doc said I may get some pain back for a while yet if I over do anything. But I won’t let that happen. Harpy

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3 months 1 day ago #30383 by Brett3
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Just thought I chime in about the shingles. Well lucky me , I don’t have any symptoms of shingles at all. Well something in the medication world works , lol harpy

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