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is sudocrem good for shingles

A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: If you have shingle, sudocrem will not make a difference. If your rash is present on both sides of the mid-line, it would not be shingles. It would be ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Actually, the: Opposite is recommended . Cool bath or compresses over the rash may v pain/ itching.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Well, if u : Have shingles you may need real pain medicine.. Gabapentin can be helpful in preventing long term nerve pain. Of course an antiviral like valacyclov ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
But is it Shingles ?: If you only have itching- an antihistamine. Has shingles been diagnosed? Shingles is usually quite painful.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: In terms of over the counter medications i would favor hydrocotisone creme.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
53 years experience Dermatology
Shingles Pain: Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a viral infection of a nerve caused by the varizella zoster virus. It is most common in people over 60 years of age. Mo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Shingles Pain: There is a nerve pain pill called Gabapentin that has become a common drug to treat shingles pain. Other anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or ale ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
There is none.: No home remedy.
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Varicella zoster is reactivation of the chicken pox virus that has been latent in your body since you had the disease as a child. It can happen at an ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Are you sure you have shingles? Were you treated for it? You fail to give enough detail to evaluate this. Doxepin cream, lidocaine ointment, lidocaine ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
45 years experience Bariatrics
Causes of shingles: People can get an outbreak of herpes zoster (aka shingles) after too much sun exposure ( sunburn). Stress and other factors suppressing the immune sys ... Read More

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