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A female asked:

Is there a cream i can put on shingles im talking valtrex have been on it for a week but still have alot of pain and it itches i tried hydrocortisone ?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Doxepin: Doxepin cream 5% by prescription. Small amount, rub in as often as need to control pain. Sometimes makes people sleepy if used in large amts. Standard course of valacyclovir is 1 gram [1 pill] 3 times a day for 7 days. Also try naproxen 500mg once or twice a day
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