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Herpes zoster oticus is a common complication of shingles. As this eMedTV article explains, it may result in hearing loss and facial paralysis. This segment offers an in-depth look at the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis of herpes zoster oticus.
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.
Shingles is a common condition in older adults that often causes a very painful rash. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an in-depth look at this disease, including information on its possible symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
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Acyclovir is a prescription medicine that is used to treat shingles, chickenpox, and genital herpes. This eMedTV article offers an overview of the drug, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Famciclovir is an antiviral medication used for treating shingles, genital herpes, and cold sores. This eMedTV article offers dosing information for the medication, explains how it works, describes its clinical effects for various conditions, and more.
Gabapentin is a drug that can be used to treat certain types of seizures, as well as postherpetic neuralgia. This eMedTV resource discusses the drug in detail, offering information on how it works, dosing information, side effects, and more.
Available by prescription, Gralise is a drug used to treat nerve pain that occurs after having shingles. This eMedTV resource discusses how the medication works, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
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.
Qutenza is a prescription medication used to treat nerve pain that occurs after having shingles. This eMedTV page discusses how the drug works, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
Valacyclovir is typically prescribed to treat genital herpes, shingles, and other conditions. This segment of the eMedTV archives highlights how the drug works, covers potential side effects, offers tips for those taking the medication, and more.
Zostavax is a vaccine that can be given to help prevent shingles in people 50 years old and older. This eMedTV article describes how Zostavax works, lists possible side effects of the drug, and explains what you should know before getting the vaccine.
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