Herpes Zoster Virus

When to give the zoster vaccine

An elderly patient presented with an acute reaction of shingles. How soon after treatment is it advisable to administer the zoster vaccine (Zostavax)?

Managing post-herpetic neuralgia

A 55-year-old woman who had herpes zoster and takes morphine for post-herpetic neuralgia pain, no longer wants to be on heavy-duty pain medication. What are her alternatives?

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