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What is shingles?

Shingles is an outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body. It may not cause problems for many years. But as you get older, the virus may reappear as shingles.

Is shingles contagious?

Shingles is not contagious. But you can catch chickenpox from someone with shingles. If you've never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine, try to stay away from anyone who has shingles.

If you have shingles, try to stay away from anyone who has not had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine, or anyone who might have a weak immune system.

Who is at risk for shingles?

Anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk for getting shingles. But this risk goes up as you get older; shingles is most common in people over age 50.

People with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of getting shingles. This includes those who

  • Have immune system diseases such as HIV/AIDS
  • Have certain cancers
  • Take immunosuppressive drugs after an organ transplant

Your immune system may be weaker when you have an infection or are stressed. This can raise your risk of shingles.

It is rare, but possible, to get shingles more than once.

What are the symptoms of shingles?

Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching. It is usually on one side of the body or face. The pain can be mild to severe.

One to 14 days later, you will get a rash. It consists of blisters that typically scab over in 7 to 10 days. The rash is usually a single stripe around either the left or the right side of the body. In other cases, the rash occurs on one side of the face. In rare cases (usually among people with weakened immune systems), the rash may be more widespread and look similar to a chickenpox rash.

Some people may also have other symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Upset stomach
What are the complications of shingles?

Shingles can cause complications:

  • Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) is most common complication of shingles. It causes severe pain in the areas where you had the shingles rash. It usually gets better in a few weeks or months. But some people can have pain from PHN for many years, and it can interfere with daily life.
  • Vision loss can happen if shingles affects your eye. It may be temporary or permanent.
  • Hearing or balance problems are possible if you have shingles within or near your ear. You may also have weakness of the muscles on that side of your face. These problems can be temporary or permanent.

Very rarely, shingles can also lead to pneumonia, brain inflammation (encephalitis), or death.

How is shingles diagnosed?

Usually your health care provider can diagnose shingles by taking your medical history and looking at your rash. In some cases, your provider may scrap off tissue from the rash or swab some fluid from the blisters and send the sample to a lab for testing.

What are the treatments for shingles?

There is no cure for shingles. Antiviral medicines may help to make the attack shorter and less severe. They may also help prevent PHN. The medicines are most effective if you can take them within 3 days after the rash appears. So if you think you might have shingles, contact your health care provider as soon as possible.

Pain relievers may also help with the pain. A cool washcloth, calamine lotion, and oatmeal baths may help relieve some of the itching.

Can shingles be prevented?

There are vaccines to prevent shingles or lessen its effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get the Shingrix vaccine. You need two doses of the vaccine, given 2 to 6 months apart. Another vaccine, Zostavax, may be used in certain cases.

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NEURALGIA Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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1 Not yet recruiting "Evaluation by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Benefit of Fluoxetine on Motor Recovery After Stroke"
Condition: Cerebral Infarction
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine;   Drug: Placebo of Fluoxetine
Outcome Measures: Slope of the curve of recruitment of the PEMs;   Slope of recruitment of the PEMs;   Index finger force control in paretic hand under time-course of treatment of Fluoxetine;   in index finger force control in non-paretic hand under time-course of treatment of Fluoxetine
2 Not yet recruiting Fluoxetine Prevention Trial
Condition: Cognitive Dysfunction
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change from baseline in regional cerebral metabolism;   Durability of the protective effect of Fluoxetine;   Change from baseline in neuropsychological (cognitive, functional) test results;   Correlation between cognitive functioning and cerebral metabolism by correlating neuropsychological testing results with PET imaging;   Correlation between inflammatory cytokines and cerebral metabolism by correlating blood cytokine marker levels with PET imaging
3 Unknown  Predictors of Treatment Response to Fluoxetine in PTSD Following a Recent History of War Zone Stress Exposure
Condition: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Combat-related
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Clinician Administered PTSD Scale;   PTSD Symptom Checklist
4 Recruiting A Study of Olanzapine and Fluoxetine for Treatment-resistant Depression
Condition: Treatment Resistant Depression
Interventions: Drug: Olanzapine;   Drug: Fluoxetine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Mean Change from Baseline to 8 Week Endpoint in Montgomery-Äsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS);   Mean Change from Baseline to 8 Week Endpoint in Clinical Global Impressions-Severity of Depression (CGI-S) Scale;   Mean Change from Baseline to 8 Week Endpoint in the Simpson-Angus Scale (SAS);   Mean Change from Baseline to 8 Week Endpoint in the Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36);   Mean Change from Baseline to 8 Week Endpoint in the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS);   Percentage of Participants who Achieve a Response Based on a ≥50% Reduction from Baseline in MADRS Total Score;   Percentage of Participants who Achieve Remission Based on MADRS Total Score ≤10 at 8 Weeks;   Mean Change from Baseline to 8 Week Endpoint in the Barnes Akathisia Scale (BAS);   Mean Change from Baseline to 8 Week Endpoint in the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS)
5 Recruiting Fluoxetine for Motor, Aphasia, and Neglect Recovery After Ischemic Stroke
Condition: Stroke
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Fugl-Meyer Motor Scale (FMMS);   Western Aphasia Battery;   Behavioral Inattention Test (BIT);   Functional Independence Measure
6 Recruiting Effectiveness Study to Compare Venlafaxine With Fluoxetine in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Women With Major Depression
Condition: Major Depression
Intervention: Drug: venlafaxine,Fluoxetine
Outcome Measures: change of 24-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression total score;   the mean change of HAMD-24 subscale score in items 10, 11, 12, 13 (anxiety and somatizations) at endpoint
7 Recruiting Role of Inflammation Factors and Insulin Resistance in Major Depressive Disorder
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine + Valsartan;   Drug: Fluoxetine + Placebo
Outcome Measures: Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS);   fasting plasma glucose;   fasting serum insulin;   C-reactive Protein, and IL-6
8 Recruiting Fluoxetine for Motor Recovery After Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Conditions: Intracerebral Hemorrhage;   Motor Impairment
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Fugl Meyer Motor Scale score;   Barthel Index;   modified Rankin Scale;   NIH Stroke Scale
9 Unknown  Safety and Efficacy of Fluoxetine in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Condition: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Intervention: Drug: Fluoxetine
Outcome Measures: The primary endpoint will be change in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) measured by right heart catheterization after three months of therapy.;   Efficacy, Safety and tolerability endpoints will include change between baseline and three month QIDS-SR depression scale, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (systemic) and tabulation of adverse events
10 Unknown  Pharmacogenomics Studies of Antidepressants
Conditions: Major Depressive Disorder;   Antidepressive Agents;   Pharmacogenetics;   Venlafaxine;   Fluoxetine
Interventions: Drug: Venlafaxine;   Drug: Fluoxetine
Outcome Measures: Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS);   C-reactive Protein and IL-6;   fasting blood glucose, lipid profiles
11 Recruiting Characterization and Sequential Pharmacotherapy of Severe Mood Dysregulation
Condition: Severe Mood Dysregulation
Interventions: Drug: lisdexamfetamine;   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: Fluoxetine
Outcome Measures: Clinical Global Impression-Improvement-Severe Mood Dysregulation;   Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale (PARS);   Children's Depression Rating Scale;   ADHD-IV Rating Scale;   ADHD IV Rating Scale;   Columbia Suicide Severity Scales;   Barnes Akathisia Scale;   Children's Affective Lability Scale;   Physical Symptom Checklist;   Revised Modified Overt Aggression Scale;   Screen for Children's Affective Reactivity;   Affective Reactivity Index
12 Not yet recruiting RCT of a Neuroplasticity Agent and CI Therapy for Severe Arm Paresis After Stroke
Condition: Severe Stroke With Affected Arm Motor Function
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine;   Drug: Placebo;   Procedure: eCMIT;   Procedure: Usual Care
Outcome Measures: Grade 4/5 Motor Activity Log (MAL) Arm Use Scale;   Grade 4/5 MAL Arm Use scale;   Grade 4/5 Wolf Motor Function Test Performance Rate score
13 Recruiting Developing Adaptive Treatment Strategies for Children and Adolescents With Obsessive-compulsive Disorder.
Condition: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine;   Behavioral: Group cognitive-behavioral therapy
Outcome Measures: Treatment response status at week 28;   Treatment response status at week 14;   Predictors of treatment response at week 28
14 Recruiting Clinical Trial of Fluoxetine in Anxiety and Depression in Children, and Associated Brain Changes
Conditions: Depression;   Mood Disorder;   Anxiety Disorder;   Healthy
Intervention:
Outcome Measure:
15 Recruiting A Study Of DVS SR In Treatment Of Children And Adolescent Outpatients With MDD
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
Interventions: Drug: desvenlafaxine succinate sustained release;   Drug: Fluoxetine;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Change from baseline to Week 8 visit in the Children's depression rating scale, revised (CDRS-R) total score;   Clinical Global Impression Improvement (CGI-I) score at the Week 8 visit;   CGI-S score change from baseline at the Week 8 visit;   CGI-I response (1 or 2)
16 Recruiting Hypoglycemia Associated Autonomic Failure in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
Conditions: Type 1 Diabetes;   Hypoglycemia Associated Autonomic Failure
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine;   Drug: Placebo control
Outcome Measure: Change in Catecholamines
17 Recruiting A Positron Emission Topographic (PET) Study on Depression Patient With Electroacupuncture
Conditions: Major Depressive Disorder;   Depression
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine;   Procedure: DCEAS (Hwato®/ Dongbang®);   Procedure: n-CEA (Strietberger®)
Outcome Measures: HAMD-17;   SDS;   PET scanning;   Clinical response;   Remission;   Latency;   Adverse events
18 Recruiting Efficacy of Exposure and Response Prevention(ERP) and SSRIs in Chinese OCD Patients
Conditions: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder;   Anxiety Disorders;   Mental Disorders
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine;   Drug: Sertraline;   Drug: Paroxetine;   Drug: Citalopram;   Drug: Fluvoxamine;   Behavioral: Exposure and Response Prevention
Outcome Measures: The change of Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale score;   The change of Beck Depression Inventory(BDI-II) score;   The change of Beck Anxiety Inventory(BAI) score;   The change of Stress Perceived Questionnaire (PSS-10) score;   The change of Behavioral Inhibition/Behavioral Activation System Scales score;   The change of Barratt Impulsiveness Scale 11 (BIS-11) score;   The change of Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire-44(OBQ-44) score;   The NEO-Five Factor Inventory-Revised (NEO-FFI-R);   The Early Trauma Inventory Self Report-Short Form(ETISR-SF)
19 Recruiting Comparing Treatments for Self-Injury and Suicidal Behavior in People With Borderline Personality Disorder
Conditions: Borderline Personality Disorder;   Suicide
Interventions: Drug: Fluoxetine;   Behavioral: DBT;   Drug: Citalopram
Outcome Measure: Suicidal and self-injurious behavior
20 Recruiting Investigation of the Serotoninergic System in Multiple System Atrophy: a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Study
Condition: Multiple System Atrophy
Interventions: Radiation: PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Study;   Other: Brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging);   Drug: Fluoxétine / Placebo
Outcome Measures: 18F-MPPF binding potential - Biding potential (BP) under placebo in the raphe nucleus;   18F-MPPF binding potential - Biding potential (BP) in other brain areas;   Clinical parameters (motor handicap, orthostatic hypotension, quality of life, sleep, pain, tiredness);   18F-MPPF binding potential - Biding potential (BP) under placebo in other brain areas;   18F-MPPF binding potential - BP under Fluoxetine in all brain areas