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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
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 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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.
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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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
8 years experience Internal Medicine
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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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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