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Herpes zoster drugs

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Acyclovir: Acyclovir has been studied the most in pregnancy, but valcyclovir and famcyclovir have been used.

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Shingles: Zoster, often referred to as shingles, is a reactivation of the varicella (chickenpox) virus lying dormant in a nerve cell. When it occurs it general... Read More
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Shingles: Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox. http://sgoti.ws/uydrn... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Pain, rash,itching: The common word for it is shingles. It may first make itself kinown by severe pain over a given area, very puzzling to a doc. After a day or so the bl... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
About herpes zoster: The first time a person catches the varicella zoster virus, he gets a case of chicken pox. Most of the time, chicken pox is obvious. Occasionally, a p... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Try wikipedia.: Seriously, there are several good descriptions of herpes zoster infections available on the internet.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Shingles: Herpes zoster is the medical word for shingles. When you get chicken pox the virus (herpes) rests in a nerve of your spine. Years later, if you are un... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Shingles: There should be no problem with exercise. Avoid getting too sweaty as it may irritate the skin more, causing more pain. Friction from clothing may als... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Shingle's Diet : There is no well studied scientific evidence that a certain food should be eaten or avoided in setting of herpez zoster (shingles). A healthy varied d... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Some contacts are ok: Herpes zoster is the chicken pox virus, so a person with zoster can touch any normal person (not immunocompromised, not on prednisone, not a baby) who... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Can happen any time: Herpes zoster can happen to anone who's ever had chicken pox. Most of us have had chicken pox, thus most of us can get zoster. Zoster at younger age... Read More

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