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Herpes Zoster - Side Effects of the Lidocaine Patch

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  • Herpes Zoster
    Herpes zoster is a condition that is characterized by symptoms such as a rash and pain. This eMedTV page explains this condition in more detail, including treatment, diagnosis, and how it is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.
  • Herpes Zoster Cure
    As this eMedTV page explains, there is no cure for herpes zoster. While there is no herpes zoster cure, there are several medications that can shorten the duration and severity of an attack, as well as a vaccine that can help prevent the condition.
  • Herpes Zoster During Pregnancy
    A woman can develop herpes zoster during pregnancy. As this eMedTV article explains, this can pose some risk to an unborn child, depending upon the stage of pregnancy. This page offers an overview of pregnancy and herpes zoster.
  • Herpes Zoster Infection
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a herpes zoster infection is commonly referred to as shingles. This article briefly describes the symptoms of this condition and includes information on how this type of infection is treated.
  • Herpes Zoster Symptoms
    Chills, fever, burning pain, and a rash of blisters are some of the common herpes zoster symptoms. This eMedTV segment describes these and other signs and symptoms, including detailed information on the appearance of the herpes zoster rash.
  • Incubation Period for Genital Herpes
    The incubation period for genital herpes is typically six to eight days. As this eMedTV article explains, in some cases, the period between herpes transmission and the start of symptoms can be as short as one day or as long as 26 days.
  • Lidocain Patch
    The lidocaine patch is a type of anesthetic used for treating pain that can occur after having shingles. This eMedTV resource describes how this patch works and explains what to tell your doctor. Lidocain patch is a common misspelling of lidocaine patch.
  • Lidocaine Patch
    The lidocaine patch is prescribed to treat nerve pain following a case of shingles. This selection from the eMedTV Web library describes how the patch works, explains when and how to use it, and lists possible side effects of the drug.
  • Lidocaine Patch Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, you can typically use up to three lidocaine patches each day (for up to 12 hours in a 24-hour period). This page offers more information on dosing with the lidocaine patch, including some tips on how to use this product.
  • Lidocaine Patch Drug Information
    The lidocaine patch is a prescription medicine used to treat nerve pain following a case of shingles. This eMedTV page offers more information on the lidocaine patch, explaining the drug's dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and safety precautions.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Acyclovir Ointment
    Acyclovir ointment cannot cure or prevent genital herpes or cold sores. This portion of the eMedTV archives provides more precautions and warnings with acyclovir ointment, such as the safety of using the medication while pregnant or nursing.
  • Precautions and Warnings With the Lidocaine Patch
    The lidocaine patch can potentially cause serious side effects in people with liver disease. This eMedTV Web article offers more precautions and warnings for the lidocaine patch, including information on who should not use this medication.
  • Preventing Genital Herpes
    Common genital herpes prevention strategies include using condoms and abstaining from sex. This eMedTV segment discusses other ways of protecting yourself from this STD and also explains how you can prevent spreading it to others.
  • Side Effects of Famvir
    Fatigue, headaches, and nausea are some of Famvir's more common side effects. As this eMedTV page explains, while most side effects are mild, some -- such as jaundice, hallucinations, or allergic reactions -- may require medical attention.
  • Side Effects of the Lidocaine Patch
    As this eMedTV page explains, some of the lidocaine patch's most common side effects include blistering and peeling at the application site. This article describes other common side effects and also lists potentially serious problems that may occur.
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