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Old 01-19-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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Lidocaine gel or patch

I have been suffering from postherpetic neuropathy following a recent shingles outbreak. My doctor suggested I try lidocaine and said there is a gel or a patch option. Can anyone provide feedback on which is better?

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Old 01-28-2011, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: Lidocaine gel or patch

I tried the patches, which didn't give me much relief from intense pain. I'd try the gel. It sounds soothing and no sticking to sensitive areas,as with a patch.

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