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Is Shingles Contagious? - Postherpetic Neuralgia

This page contains links to eMedTV Shingles Articles containing information on subjects from Is Shingles Contagious? to Postherpetic Neuralgia. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Is Shingles Contagious?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, shingles is not contagious. This Web page also discusses how a person with shingles can cause chickenpox in someone who has not had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine.
  • Is Shingles Life Threatening?
    Is shingles life threatening? As this eMedTV article explains, shingles is usually not life-threatening. This article discusses how people with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk for developing life-threatening complications from shingles.
  • Lidaderm
    The Lidoderm patch is a prescription product applied to the skin to treat postherpetic neuralgia. This eMedTV page explores this skin patch, including dosing tips, how it works, and more. Lidaderm is a common misspelling of Lidoderm.
  • Lidaderm Patch
    If you have postherpetic neuralgia, your doctor may prescribe the Lidoderm patch. This eMedTV Web article offers a brief description of the drug, including dosing tips and side effects. Lidaderm patch is a common misspelling of Lidoderm patch.
  • Lidoderm and Breastfeeding
    It is known that Lidoderm (lidocaine patch) does pass through breast milk. This eMedTV page further explores breastfeeding and Lidoderm, including issues to discuss with your doctor before nursing a child and details on what he or she may recommend.
  • Lidoderm and Pregnancy
    The Lidoderm patch (lidocaine patch) appears to pose little risk to a developing fetus. However, as this eMedTV page explains, you should let your doctor know (prior to using Lidoderm) if you are pregnant, as there may be potential problems to discuss.
  • Lidoderm Dosage
    When treating post-shingles nerve pain, up to three Lidoderm patches can be used at once. This eMedTV page further discusses the general dosing guidelines for the Lidoderm patch, including some tips on when and how to use this medication.
  • Lidoderm Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV resource explains that some of the products that may cause drug interactions with the Lidoderm patch include certain antiarrhythmic medicines and local anesthetics. This article also describes how to reduce your risk of interactions.
  • Lidoderm Medication Information
    This eMedTV resource offers some basic information on Lidoderm, a skin patch prescribed to treat a certain type of pain that can occur after a case of shingles. This article describes possible side effects of the medication, safety precautions, and more.
  • Lidoderm Overdose
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains that you should seek immediate medical attention if you consume or use too much of the Lidoderm patch (lidocaine patch). This page also lists possible treatment options for a Lidoderm overdose.
  • Lidoderm Patch
    Lidoderm is a prescription medication used to treat nerve pain that occurs after having shingles. This eMedTV Web article explains how this medicine works, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, general safety concerns, and more.
  • Lidoderm Patch Side Effects
    Common negative reactions to the Lidoderm patch include skin reactions, such as blisters and redness. This eMedTV page lists other possible side effects of the Lidoderm patch, including potentially serious problems that may require prompt medical care.
  • Lidoderm Patches Used for Arthritis Pain
    Although Lidoderm is not approved for treating arthritis, a doctor can still prescribe it for this use. This eMedTV article discusses how Lidoderm patches can be used for treating arthritis pain, and also offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Lidoderm Side Effects
    Some Lidoderm side effects discussed in this eMedTV Web resource include common side effects, such as skin reactions. This page also lists potentially serious side effects that may require immediate medical care, such as difficulty breathing.
  • Lidoderm Uses
    This page from the eMedTV Web site explains that the Lidoderm patch is used to treat nerve pain following a case of shingles. This article also describes how the prescription pain medication works and covers possible off-label uses for the skin patch.
  • Lidoderm Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV Web article discusses, some of Lidoderm's warnings and precautions involve potential drug interactions and possible side effects. This page also explains what your doctor needs to know before you use this medicine.
  • Post Hepetic Neuralgia
    Postherpetic neuralgia is a possible complication of shingles. As this eMedTV page explains, it is marked by pain in the area of the shingles rash after the rash has healed. Post hepetic neuralgia is a common misspelling of postherpetic neuralgia.
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
    This eMedTV page explains that a person with postherpetic neuralgia experiences pain in the area of the shingles rash for months, or even years, after the rash has healed. Post herpetic neuralgia is an alternate spelling of postherpetic neuralgia.
  • Postheretic Neuralgia
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a person with postherpetic neuralgia experiences pain in the area of the shingles rash for months or years after the rash has healed. Postheretic neuralgia is a common misspelling of postherpetic neuralgia.
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    Postherpetic neuralgia, a problem seen with shingles, causes pain that lasts long after the rash has healed. This eMedTV segment describes this complication in detail, with information on the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
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