Category Archive for: ‘Shingles’

Oxycodone Effective for Herpes Zoster Pain Relief

Randomized trial finds drug superior to gabapentin and placebo in relieving painApr 1, 2009 WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) — In patients with herpes zoster, controlled-release oxycodone effectively relieves pain and is generally well-tolerated, according to a study published in the April issue of Pain. Robert H. Dworkin, Ph.D., of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in …

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What Are Shingles, And Why Are More People Getting Them?

Shingles is one of the most painful nerve conditions caused by the chicken pox virus. The key to treatment (besides vaccination) is early diagnosis and early intervention. Larry Ho, MD September 4, 2008 By MARY JACOBS / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News …Anybody who has had chickenpox can get shingles, and sooner or later a significant number of …

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