Herpes zoster ophthalmicus would need treatment with antivirals <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span>
steroids. Over the counter pain medicines like acetaminophen or ibuprofen
should be used for the pain. Sometimes post herpetic neuralgia develops long after the rash is gone like in your left hand
. Treatment consist of antiviral drugs like acyclovir
, steroids to relieve pain and
swelling. To rule out Multiple sclerosis, neuroimaging( MRI done), CSF analysis and
evoked potentials should be taken up.