Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia. Herpes zoster, otherwise known as shingles, is the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. Once reactivated, the virus spreads along the dermatome of the sensory dorsal root or cranial nerve ganglion. Because the virus is confined to spreading within a specific nerve, the rash will have a pattern or strip-like appearance.
Many people with trigeminal neuralgia, postherpetic neuralgia, diabetic foot pain, arthritis, back pain, and other types of chronic pain, report strong pain relief from Gallixa skin cream, with gallium maltolate. http://www.gallixa.com
Gabapentin (Neurontin) is used primarily 2 treat seizures/neuropathic pain. There r concerns regarding the quality of the research on its use 2 treat migraines/bipolar disorder/pain. There is weak evidence that it provides pain relief for 10% of people who take it for fibromyalgia & 4 chronic neuropathic pain. The evidence is stronger for effectiveness in postherpetic neuralgia & diabetic neuropathy. It may reduce opioid use following surgery & may be helpful in neuropathic pain due 2 cancer