Shingles (Homeopathy)

Ritu R. Singh., BHMS


Medical Case Details:

C/o Herpes Zoster on the left side groin and lower back. Diabetes patient. Fasting blood sugar level - 150. Burning pain in the loin area.



    Dr. Albana Greca
    General Practitioner


    I usually prescribe oral antiviral therapy and pain killers in such cases. It might last a bit more if the left side groin is affected.
    Burning pain will persist even for several weeks or months after treatment, with no visible lesion. In such cases, I usually prescribe pregabalin or gabapentin as he is diabetic together with vitamins of b group.

    Hope it was of help.

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    28.Sep, 01:19pm

    Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy
    Ayurveda Specialist

    Burning sensation is very common in herpes. Once its cured the pain will reduce. There are lot of Ayurvedic remedies which gives promising results.

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    01.Oct, 01:18am

    Dr. Emmanuel. M. J
    Internal Medicine Physician

    Hello Ritu,
    Diabetes being a immunocompromised state ,the patients tend to be at a higher risk of infections ,and herpes is one of them .
    The patient needs to get a FBS and a PPBS ,along with a HbA1c levels done to adjust the medications.
    For the Neuropathic pain caused due to herpes ,Pregabalin or gabapentin along with a local capsaicin ointment is best ,it tends to remain for a few weeks before it could subside .

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    08.Oct, 04:41pm

    Dr. Rahul Kackar

    It looks something else the distribution pattern is not dermatomal

    28.Oct, 10:20am

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