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herpes zoster medication

A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Analgesics: Mild herpes zoster(shingles) pain may be helped with nonprescription pain relievers, but severe pain often needs Codeine combined with generic tylenol ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Acyclovir: Acyclovir has been studied the most in pregnancy, but valcyclovir and famcyclovir have been used.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Lawson
17 years experience Pain Management
Several options: For acute shingles (rash lesions present) you should take an anti-viral medication like Acyclovir or Valtrex to treat the illness. You can take nsaid ... Read More
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