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Mentioned Together
5.36% of the posts that mention Shingles also mention Itching (7,739 posts)
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Treatment such as Vagisil is used both for Itching and Shingles.

Itching

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(Pruritus)
Itch (Latin: pruritus) is a Wikt:sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. Itch has resisted many attempts to classify it as any one type of sensory experience. Modern science has shown that itch has many similarities to pain, and while both are unpleasant Sensory system exp... Read more on Wikipedia

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Shingles

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(Herpes zoster)
Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe. The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) cau... Read more on Wikipedia

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What patients are saying about Itching and Shingles

7,739 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
put rubbing alcohol on the shingles to get rid of the itch...
...grandfather used to put rubbing alcohol on the shingles to get rid of the itch! Ugh,...
you feel ok hun. I had shingles when I was pregnant with my...
...ok hun. I had shingles when I was pregnant with my DS. My Dr prescribed me aciclovir to help me get rid of it... hope the itchy bits go soon......
under control. They put me on steroids for the shingles...
...much better. I just wish I could get my hunger under control. They put me on steroids for the shingles and they...
topically. I had shingles on my forehead and eyes....
...I had shingles on my forehead and eyes. My doctor put me on valtrex and ...listerine on my rash. It seemed to lessen the itch...
itching I am 59 and had shingles about two months back. I...
...and at night.I was till recently taking Gabapentin and Atarax - i am not on any medicine for last 10 days.What can be done to relieve the itching and cure the tingling sensation?How long...
I have had shingles now for 8 days and I'm happy with...
...I have had shingles now for 8 days and I'm happy with the treatment prescribed by my doctor. My questions are about itchiness. The itchiest parts of ...scratch these non-rash itches? Also ca...
my left eye after having shingles last April. I now take...
...last April. I now take 1800 mg of gabapentin per day to control the itching and burning. The main side effect is unsteadiness on my feet for me, but it is not too bad. You can type gabapentin...
It started with shingles over five years ago, for which I...
...It started with shingles over five years ago, for which I was treated with anti-virals and neurontin at that time. My dermatologist has since told me that he cannot get rid of it, but can only...
doctor about valtrex to prevent the return of the shingles...
...Take Aveeno Oatmeal baths in cool water to keep the itch down and the sweating under control. Staying cool is the key to the itch ...Ask your doctor about valtrex to prevent the return of the sh...
for itchy scars... i had shingles before and was left with...
...scars... i had shingles before and ...neck and anytime they were itchy i rubbed vaseline...
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