Botox can ease shingles pain

Posted 13 Nov, 2015 [ssba]

Jabs of anti-wrinkle drug Botox can ease severe nerve pain triggered by shingles, according to new research.It was found to be more effective than the anaesthetic lidocaine in treating postherpetic neuralgia – a condition in which extreme nerve pain continues for months or even years after a shingles rash has healed.

Many people with postherpetic neuralgia make a full recovery within a year, but in some cases the nerves do not heal completely and symptoms last for several years or permanently.

While most people respond to medication, including tricyclic antidepressants, anti-epileptic drugs or  opioids to reduce the pain, 40 to 50 per cent do not completely respond.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2681629/Botox-ease-shingles-agony-Anti-wrinkle-drug-effective-treatment-severe-nerve-pain.html

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