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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 310

Shield as topical ointment in herpes zoster

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Sumit Kar

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How to cite this article:
Kar S. Shield as topical ointment in herpes zoster. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1998;64:310

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Kar S. Shield as topical ointment in herpes zoster. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1998 [cited 2020 May 25];64:310. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?1998/64/6/310/4740

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It was really interesting to read the letter from Dr. Yogesh Agarwal published in our journal, July-Aug 97.

I would like to share our experience. We have been using lignocaine (5%) ointment routinely in treatment of herpes zoster cases for initial few days.[1] We avoid combination product keeping in mind the secondary infection and ACD[2] which steroid can precipitate. We also keep in mind to withdraw it as soon as possible so that the patient doesn't keep on using it for post herpetic neuralgia and we land up with another problem of ACD to lignocaine which it is known to cause.[3]

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1.The Practical Prescriber: Golwalla AF, 1990 (6th Ed);52.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Wilkinson JD, Shaw S. Contact Dermatitis: Allergic, In: Textbook of Dermatology: Edited by R H Champion, J L Burton, A Burns. S M Briathnach, Blackwell Science Ltd. Oxford (6th Ed) 1998;783.  Back to cited text no. 2    
3.Mark JG, Belsito DX, Leo VAD, et al. North American Control Dermatitis Group patch test results for detection of delayed type hypersensitivity to topical allergens, J Am Acad Dermatol 1998;911.  Back to cited text no. 3    


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