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Herpes zoster medication

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Acyclovir: Acyclovir has been studied the most in pregnancy, but valcyclovir and famcyclovir have been used.
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Lawson
Pain Management 18 years experience
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
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
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 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

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