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Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study

...ster vaccine reduced the incidence of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)--a form of chronic nerve pain that is the mo...that is affected can be excruciating. Postherpetic neuralgia is difficult to treat. Antiviral medications can speed the healing of shingles and reduce the severi...

What is the best treatment for postherpetic neuralgia?

...for the many drug treatments used in post herpetic neuralgia (the pain that persists after shingles) concludes ...capsaicin worked in some patients. Post herpetic neuralgia is one of a group of chronic pain conditions collectively called "neuropathic pain" that share nerve...

Gamma knife effective in treating trigeminal neuralgia

...n to be a safe, effective treatment for trigeminal neuralgia patients, without the potential facial paralysis a...ues. Ninety percent of patients with trigeminal neuralgia had significant pain relief within an average of four weeks. Approximately one-third of these patien...

Botulinum toxin can ease intense facial pain

...l of the American Academy of Neurology. Trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder characterized by sudden, severe, stabbing, or shock-like pain usually felt on one side of the jaw or cheek. The pain lasts several seconds and could be repeated in a series of attacks. Activities like talking, brushing teeth, or swallow...

Study finds nerve damage in previously mysterious chronic pain syndrome

...ain condition ever studied, including postherpetic neuralgia and neuropathies associated with diabetes and HIV infection," says Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Nerve Injury Unit, who led the study. "The nerve damage in those conditions has been much more severe, which may be why it's been ...

OHSU brings relief to 'suicide disease' sufferers

...stem to relieve other pain; symptomatic trigeminal neuralgia from multiple sclerosis; postherpetic neuralgia from trigeminal shingles; and atypical facial pain, which is more psychological rather than physiolo...

Antiviral drugs may help relieve nerve pain related to shingles

...nerve pain (postherpetic neuralgia). Postherpetic neuralgia can that lasts for months or years and affects as ... the authors conclude. "Treatment of postherpetic neuralgia with IV acyclovir will be expensive. However, elimination or reduction of pain coupled with reduced...

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