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Old 08-01-2006, 05:28 AM   #1
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Question Shingles behind one eye..need help plz

Hi, my mother is 71 years old, and for the past two years she has been struggling to get rid of shingles behind one of her eyes. She has been to the hospital on numerous occasions and they have been giving her steriods for this. But the problem is that as soon as she comes off the steriods it flares up again. She has been seen by the best doctors within the hospital and they too are baffled as to why it keeps coming back. I realise that shingles can take some time to disappear, but after all the steriods on and off for so long it should have been cured by now. Plus all the steriods can't be good for you. She does have diebetes that she controls with her diet... which she is not the most disciplined with, do you think this might be aggrivating the problem? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks for your time