shingles

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I had shingles over a month ago in my head and was treated for it ...now the itching in my head won't stop

..I can't stop scratching any ideas

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    It can take a very long time for symptoms to go away. I had forehead and eye shingles six months ago. Rash !Ong done but pain and burning persist. Look up post herpetic neuralgia.
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    Pauline,

    What medication are you on currently?

    You have Post Herpetic Neuralgia and need to see a neurologist ASAP to be treated with medications.

    Try cool compresses and Lidocaine or Benzocaine sprays/ cream for the scalp/ face depending on the location of the itching.

    The neurologist might be able to give you medications to tone down the itching.

    Apparently, antihistamines do not help. Try corticosteroids cream, as well, but the response was that they were not very helpful, either.

    Itching is as bad as the pain....

    Best Wishes

    Merry Juliana

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    Hi, I'm new with the shingles however, I to have it on my scalp and has been driving me a bit crazy. I poured calamine lotion in my hair and softly rubbed it in. I don't know if it is a good thing to do, but it helps for a little while. I've also use a cool gel pac. Again, I did these things on my own and don't know if it's the right thing to be doing.  Now mine is more painful than itchy but still using the  calamine lotion.

    i hope you get some good ideas and feel better!

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      Have your tried cortisoid creams for scalp. Also see a derm many creams that can help with itching also available OTC.

      The itching drives me crazy as I get it all over . I use a prescription med Hydroxyzine HCL. it's the only thing that helps one pill stop the itching.

      take care peace and Healing

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