Herpes zoster

An infection caused by Herpes virus varicellae,characterized by an eruption of groups of vesicles on one side of the body following the course of a nerve.The condition is self limited but may be accompanied by or followed severe post-herpetic pain.

Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(Doses)
Head remedy;(with fever,restlessness,itching,burning and tingling) Rhus tox.30 or 200 3 hourly
With burning and shooting pain;restlessness and anxiety Arsenic alb.30 or 200 4 hourly
On right side;with intense burning Cantharis 30 4 hourly
On back;sensitive to cold Cistus can.30 4 hourly
On legs;throbbing pain worse by heat Comocladia 30 4 hourly
Itching and painful burning with redness of the skin;formation of vesicles and pustules,desiccation,desquamation and falling off of the pustules Croton tig.30 4 hourly
Burning in the face;inflammed cheeks with boring,gnawing and digging sensation from gums to ears;itching and tingling in the cheeks Euphorbia 30 4 hourly
Specially on left side;oozing of sticky discharge;stools constipated Graphites 30 or 200 4 hourly
On right side;following with gastric derangement Iris ver.30 4 hourly
Facial;in spring and fall;of purple colour Lachesis 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
To relieve the burning and to prevent the appearance of new crops.Right sided extending across the abdomen Mercurius sol.30 or 200 4 hourly
With pain and itching;burning after scratching;brown scabs on eruptions Mezereum 30 4 hourly
Worse after taking cold drinks or by tobacco smoke;gastric derangement;evening aggravation and a mild,yielding,tearful disposition Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
With severe burning pain and itching;worse by touch or motion;preceding intreco-stal neuralgia due to alcoholism Ranun-bulb.30 4 hourly
Due to suppressed gonorrhoea;burning after scratching Thuja oc.200 3 hourly(3)
With lacinating pain;suppurating herpes Zincum met.30 4 hourly
Eruptions;large;swollen;burns and stings;better by cold applications Apis mel.30 4 hourly
Due to digestive disturbances;sedentary habits;indulgence of women and wine Nux vomica 30 4 hourly
Violent;worse by taking hot drinks;fear of dark Stramonium 30 4 hourly
Herpes of labialis pudendi Terebinth.30 4 hourly
Facial neuralgia after herpes zoster Kalmia lat.30 4 hourly

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