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what are my specific treatment options if i have shingles?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Many Options: Typical options for shingles include starting antivirals such as Famciclovir and valcyclovir but are prescribed and evaluated by your pcp. Other options include epidural steroid injections to the spine area of concern that relates to the dermatomal pattern to slow/stop the viral proliferation. If pain is of concern, using nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) gabapentin/lyrica or as last resort opiate pain meds.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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