A 23-year-old female asked:
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i'm 23 and have shingles. why would i get shinglesoso young? what medicine can i take to get rid of it? i've had this for a month already.

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Nobody knows: Valtrex (valacyclovir).
Answered on Apr 11, 2014
Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Nothing now: Too late to take anything now, you would need Valtrex (valacyclovir) or similar to be started within 48 hours. Are you sure it is shingles, unusual at 23, also shouldn't last this long even without treatment. Get a second opinion.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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