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A 26-year-old female asked:

Just diagnosed with shingles, started on valtrex (valacyclovir) . will i continue to get more of a rash or will it stop it from new forming blisters/rash?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Shingles: Valtrex (valacyclovir) will shorten the course of shingles if started within the first 24-48 hours of the disease. You may get more of the rash initially but will get less than if you were not treated. Good luck
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