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Medicine for herpes zoster

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Details are everythi: Do you really have zoster? Or something else? This diagnosis is frequently wrong. You fail to describe enough for any speculation about diagnosis. You... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Herpes zoster: Creams are totally useless despite the claims they make in advertizements. Valacyclovir is my go-to medicine for Herpes zoster. The dose is 1gram th... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see your doctor: What's available depends upon where you live. Given that you're in philippines, you'll need to ask your doc since i'm only familiar w/those drugs avai... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Shingles and pus: Pus is not a normal part of the healing part of zoster. If you have pus you need to get help urgently.
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Zoster: It should not affect the fetus. It is a reactivation of the virus that you have had since chicken pox (or the vaccine) in your youth. With shingles ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
A week to 10 days: The rash should be completely dry in 7 to 10 days. If persists or new vessicles appear then it would be concerning. Sometimes they can start looking w... 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

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