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If anyone has shingles, please tell me what you do to minimize the pain and discomfort. The doctor gave my husband a pill, Ketoconazole....I hope it brings him some relief because he is really suffering.

posted on Mar 9, 2011 7:27 PM ()


He still have the Meneire's?had it for some time now did he not.
As for me,have not had any attacked on this.Been some time.
But lost most of my hearing.One ear is gone and the other some measurable hearing with the help of a hearing aid some.
comment by fredo on Mar 11, 2011 7:58 AM ()
Fredo, the Menieres still lingers but it is not as bad as it was when he was first diagnosed with it and you are right; it has been several years. His hearing has diminished considerably so he wears a hearing aid to compensate.
reply by gapeach on Mar 11, 2011 6:57 PM ()
I did google shingles when Dot got it--they said the vaccine won't help those who already have shingles.
comment by greatmartin on Mar 11, 2011 7:20 AM ()
Martin is right.There is a vaccine for this.It has been proven successful.Lo siento about the pain.
comment by fredo on Mar 10, 2011 9:48 AM ()
Thank you, Fredo. He has really had a rough time this past year with Menieres, shingles, and surgery on his hand. I know he won't admit it but his problems have compounded because he neglected his health for years and now it's catching up with him.
reply by gapeach on Mar 10, 2011 8:53 PM ()
comment by kristilyn3 on Mar 10, 2011 7:15 AM ()
Thanks, hon.
reply by gapeach on Mar 10, 2011 8:45 PM ()
If one has ever had chicken pox, they are a candidate for shingles. Get
the shot NOW. The only thing I know is exposure to strong sunlight or ultra violet light can help a little.
comment by elderjane on Mar 10, 2011 3:35 AM ()
I have never heard about strong sunlight or ultra violet light helping...right now he is willing to try anything to get some relief.
reply by gapeach on Mar 10, 2011 8:44 PM ()
There is a vaccine for shingles that I have been telling everyone to get for over a year now--it won't help your husband but YOU should get it.
I hate to be negative but my friend Dot has had it for a year (she is the reason I got the shot)and she couldn't find anything to relieve the pain--sorry.
comment by greatmartin on Mar 9, 2011 8:01 PM ()
You are right Martin. I have just put it off but after seeing him suffer through this outbreak I'm determined to get the shot. None of the doctors in this area seem to be very knowledgeable about shingles but I have been wondering if he took the shot could it possibly keep his outbreaks from being so severe. No one can tell me.
reply by gapeach on Mar 10, 2011 8:38 PM ()

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