Itching eye 7 months after shingles in the face

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Does anyone else have itching every day in the eye and eyebrow area months after suffering shingles of the face? Is there anything to stop this?

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    Yes I know what you mean it doc gave me a rx for hydroxyzine it help stop the itching in its tracks for me.

    also steroids help too.

     The itching is coming from inside the body and needs to be addressed the same way. I have no luck with topical treatment.

    of course everyone is different. 

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    4 months on from having Shingles I still get itching on my forehead frequently (though not every day).

    I've worked out what most of the triggers are (mainly heat/sunlight - so I spent much of the summer indoors), though there are always new ones that set it off (like trying on a new faux-fur hat on Saturday in readiness for the winter - just *1 second* of that touching my face was enough for me :-( ).


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      I get the itching every single day, and it starts the minute I wake up and is worse again in the evening when i am not occupied, it's not so bad when i am busy and focusing on work etc, I sometimes wake in the early hours and it starts again, and i can only lie on one side in bed as if the pillow touches my forehead it irritates it! It drives me mad and I feel so annoyed that I am given no help at the eye clinic, asall i get told every time i go is to "give it time" and am given yet more drops or gel that do nothing at all to get rid of the itching!

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      You poor thing.

      I have to make sure there are several extra layers of pillow case on top of my pillow as I can feel every feather if my forehead touches it.

      The eye clinic doesn't seem to understand what you're experiencing at all - what does your doctor say about it?


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      Drs seem to know even less and they are no help at all, i just feel that I am alone with this, for however long it goes on for, it does get depressing but i have had to learn to live with it. as it could go on a lot longer.

      My last appointment at the eye clinic was 3 months ago and I am due to go back soon, but no doubt I will just be told the same thing as before, I just like to know that my sight is still ok but if only there was something to stop the constant itching! The only thing I can put on my eyelid is vaseline, just to keep it moist, I am on steroid drops, one a day and eye gel to keep my eyes from drying out, but I am fighting a losing battle!

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