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Dr.Mayavedamuthy is an adult and paediatric dermatologist with special interest in medical aesthetics. She is the founder director of RSV Skin Clinic and Laser Centre... View More

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Herpes Zoster

H Herpes Zoster also known as shingles is cause by reactivation of varicela zoster virus. It presents as a painful rash which appear as blisters. The pain and burning which will be stabbing or shooting can last for several months called as post herpetic neuralgia and is difficult to treat. This pain can be treated with

TENS

This treatment of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation uses electrical impulses without needles to treat the nerve endings and stop patients from feeling pain.

Shingles vaccine, Shingrix, can be taken to prevent the infection. It is given to individuals above the age of 50 years and gives 10 years protection.

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