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Posted by: Jan | 2008/01/15

tongue numbness, tingling, soreness

What is the best way to relieve the symptoms of tongue numbness and tingling brought on by shingles affecting the nerves on the left side of face. Eating anything is very burdensome and food has little or no taste. Anything the least bit crispy is like eating glass. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Dear Jan
The Neuralgia caused by shingles can be very debilitating. Trepilene or Tryptanol, an antidepressant, helps to reduce the pain levels, but you probably need a strong pain tablet too. Andolex spray on the tongue may numb the pain when eating.
See http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000415/2447ph.html
Dr Bets

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