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Eye pain cause by shingles

By Anonymous December 23, 2017 - 6:38pm
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Hello. Thank you for posting.

When you have shingles in the eye, the blistering rash will form on your eyelids, forehead, and possibly on the tip or side of your nose. This rash might show up at the same time as the skin rash, or weeks after the skin blisters have gone away. Some people only have symptoms in their eye.

Doctors treat shingles with antiviral medicines, such as:
acyclovir (Zovirax)
famciclovir (Famvir)
valacyclovir (Valtrex)

These medicines may:
stop the virus from spreading
help the blisters heal
help the rash fade more quickly
relieve pain
Starting the medicine within three days after your rash appears can help you avoid long-term shingles complications.

To reduce swelling in your eye, your doctor might also give you a steroid medicine in the form of a pill or eye drops. If you develop postherpetic neuralgia, pain medicine and antidepressants can help relieve the nerve pain.


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