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Knoxville, TN
A 65-year-old male asked:

What is good for itching from shingles?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Well, if u : Have shingles you may need real pain medicine.. Gabapentin can be helpful in preventing long term nerve pain. Of course an antiviral like valacyclovir can diminish the length of the problem and a topical, such as Lidocaine gel, can provide good relief. Good luck.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
But is it Shingles ?: If you only have itching- an antihistamine. Has shingles been diagnosed? Shingles is usually quite painful.

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Knoxville, TN
A 65-year-old male asked:

I am getting over shingles .What is good for itching?

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See below: In terms of over the counter medications i would favor hydrocotisone creme.
Last updated Nov 15, 2020


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