[ RadSafe ] Low-Dose Radiation Numbs Lengthy Post-Shingles Pain

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 26 09:24:42 CDT 2005

If anyone is interested I have a copy of an article
that lists other uses of radiation to treat
non-malignant diseases.  Please contact me directly.

--- Susan Gawarecki <loc at icx.net> wrote:

> Low-Dose Radiation Numbs Lengthy Post-Shingles Pain
> By Ed Susman , MedPage Today Staff Writer
> DENVER, Oct. 20 - Low-dose radiation could help
> relieve long-lasting 
> post-herpetic neuralgia that often trails a painful
> herpes zoster 
> outbreak, Swiss researchers reported.
> "We think that radiation is at least as good as
> antiviral drugs in 
> preventing post-herpetic neuralgia," said Mohammed
> Suleiman, M.D., a 
> radiation oncologist at Hospital of Sion in
> Switzerland. "This 
> treatment," he said, "could be an alternative for
> people who can't take 
> antiviral medications," such as Zovirax (acyclovir)
> and Valtrex 
> (valacyclovir).
. . . 
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-- John
John Jacobus, MS
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