Herpes Zoster; Post-herpetic Neuralgia
Herpes zoster, colloquially known as shingles, is the reactivation of varicella zoster virus, leading to a crop of painful blisters over the area of a dermatome. It occurs very rarely in children and adults, but its incidence is high in the elderly (over 60), as well as in any age group of immunocompromised patients. It strikes 500,000 people per year in the United States. Treatment is generally with acyclovir. Many develop a painful condition termed postherpetic neuralgia.
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Shingles as related to Fentanyl Skin Patches
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Fentanyl is available as a skin patch, lozenge, pills, shots, a film that dissolves in your mouth, nasal spray, or by IV (intravenous).
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PRESCRIBED FOR: Lidocaine patches are prescribed for relief of pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia. ... Shingles and Other Common Skin Problems;
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Postherpetic neuralgia is a condition that causes severe, prolonged long pain after a shingles-related rash has subsided.
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Shingles is a painful rash caused by re-activation of the chicken pox virus. ... such as morphine sustained-release or fentanyl patches ; Topical ... intact skin only.