Postherpetic neuralgia

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  • Postherpetic Neuralgia Case Studies

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    CC Fatigue. Headaches. Postherpetic neuralgia. S The patient is a 72-year-old female who tells me she continues on her Neurontin 300 mg one tablet b.i.d. At one point she tried to take more than this and got side effects. This does help with her postherpetic neuralgia. If she does miss a dose, she notices it. The patient has a history of migraines and has had continued ongoing issues with it. In the past, she had been on Imitrex injections, which were helpful, but she has not had these recently

  • Herpes Zoster and the Complications of Post-Herpetic Neuralgia

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    rash is gone. In some cases, this pain associated with the herpes zoster virus lasts for years. The continuous pain is called Post-herpetic neuralgia (Nordqvist, C., 2009). Post-herpetic neuralgia is a severe pain along the route of a nerve. There have been five features reported in case studies that is associated to the development of post-herpetic neuralgia. These include age, severity of pain at rash onset, severity of pain, extension of rash at first occurrence, female gender, and ophthalmic

  • Chicken Pox Epidemiology

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    This paper will give an overview of the varicella-zoster virus. This paper will also discuss the detriments of health from the chickenpox virus. The epidemiologic triangle will be outlined as it depicts the chickenpox virus. The aspect of the community health nurse will be discussed and information on a national organization for infectious diseases will be provided. Chicken pox and shingles are caused by the virus varicella-zoster. The varicella-zoster virus is spread through the air by coughing

  • The Use of Hypnosis in Pain Management and Related Areas Essay

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    Hypnosis can be defined as a form of highly focused concentration with relative suspension perplexed awareness used to lessen pain experience. (King.B, 2001) It can also be used alongside analgesics such as morphine. (Bamford.C, 2006) This paper will be discussing the effectiveness of its use to manage pain and related areas based on the benefits and limitations highlighted by various methodologies. These methodologies include decade long observations of case studies, testing on amputees and cancer

  • Herpes Zoster Case Study

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    days • Acyclovir 800mg 5 times daily for 7-10 days (Lexi-Comp, Inc, 2016) In addition, consideration should be given to corticosteroids, especially in the elderly population. This would be given at 40mg qd, with a taper of 5mg qd. Postherpatic neuralgia can be treated with medications such a gabapentin, lidocaine 5% patch, or topically with capsaicin

  • Facial Atypical Pain Syndrome

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    Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe facial pain that is treated conservatively if possible, and frequently when this fails progresses to glycerol rhizotomy, percutaneous trigeminal nerve compression via balloon radiofrequency rhizotomy of the trigeminal nerve , or posterior

  • My Mother Was Diagnosed With Trigeminal Neuralgia

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    For the past couple of years, I have witnessed first hand the effects that trigeminal neuralgia does to the human body. My mother was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia in 2010. She was suffering from the pain of the condition for more than two years before she was correctly diagnosed at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. My mother always explained her pain as worse than childbirth, and that is because she has had four children. It caused my mom to have multiple sleepless nights, an aching jaws, constant

  • The Suicide Disease : Trigeminal Neuralgia

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    The Suicide Disease, otherwise known as Trigeminal Neuralgia, is a neuropathic disorder that does not often emerge until after the age of fifty. Due to the lack of a cure and the random and inescapable searing pains in parts of the face, many patients opt for suicide. Trigeminal Neuralgia is one of the most painful neuropathic disorders known today. It attacks the trigeminal nerve, consisting of the fifth cranial pair: a minor motor root and a major sensory root (Leclercq, 2015, p. 994). The pain

  • Pharmacological And Surgical Treatment Of Trigeminal Neuralgia

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    Pharmacological & Surgical Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is painful facial syndrome that can be treated through various drugs and surgical procedures. The syndrome has been defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) as “sudden, usually unilateral, severe, brief, stabbing, recurrent pains in the distribution of one of more branches of the fifth cranial nerve” . The two primary disease types that have been observed clinically are: idiopathic

  • Symptoms And Treatment Of Neuropathic Pain

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    provoked sensory abnormalities such as dysesthesia, paresthesia, allodynia, as well as complete sensory deficit in some cases. A few types of neuropathic pain with manifestations in the head and neck region are trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia and atypical facial pain. Dentists are in a unique position where they are challenged on an almost daily basis to diagnose and treat pain in the orofacial