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Postherpetic Neuralgia (Shingles) nerve damage

Brain & Nervous System | Last Active: Jun 13 10:43pm | Replies (87)

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@kamala

Hi , I just wanted to share a recent experience regarding my mother’s PHN and itching problem after Shingles in the eye, forehead area. Pain and itching subsided gradually over 4 months, but not completely. She is 88 years old. She tried Aloe Vera gel and within 3 days , both pain and itching have magically vanished.

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I just wanted to add to this as I had facial shingles earlier this year and developed PHN and have burning, itching and pin prick pain at random intervals. I've found several solutions.
1. Capcaisin cream which contains chillies. This is a burning sensation at first and I use this for extreme times.
2. Tiger Balm. I use the white one but recently learned that they do a red one too. Not tried that but might be similar to the capsaicin cream.
3. Emla numbing cream. Mostly for the itching and non pain times.

All in all I'd say give tiger balm a try.

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