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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Yes: According what I have read online.
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A 49-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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Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
18 years experience Pain Management
Zoster pain: 1. Anti-virals- decrease length of symptoms 2. Anti-inflammatories 3. Neuropathic pain meds: gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tcas... 4. Traditio ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
Don't know if your: Doc has you on Acyclovir or similar. Also, zostrix (capsaicin) vaccine may decrease future outbreaks. Prednisone can be helpful & is safe if used for ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Shingles: Yes and No. Shingles is often brought on by stress and or other situations that lower one's immunity temporarily such as concurrent illness, fatigue, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on location: This depends on the location of the outbreak. If well away from the lower abdomen, i.e. where the laparoscopy will be done, probalby no problem. But o ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Gently: Washing hair on one's scalp where there is shingles is the same as washing normal hair . . . Except that one must be gentle and not scratch the scalp ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Avoid sun exposure; it ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes but:: The standard approach to herpes zoster ophthalmicus includes oral antiviral therapy (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir) to limit VZV replication ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes zoster tx: The standard approach to herpes zoster opthalmicus is to treat with antiviral therapy using a systemic drug like acyclovir, valacyclovir or famciclovi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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