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A 30-year-old female asked about a 60-year-old male:

What medicines and creams should i take for herpes zoster? are there some solutions or creams to ease the pain? what else can i do to ease the pain?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Herpes zoster: Creams are totally useless despite the claims they make in advertizements. Valacyclovir is my go-to medicine for Herpes zoster. The dose is 1gram three times a day for the duration of the outbreak. If the outbreaks are occurring with increasing frequency..prophylactic use of one gram a day can be instituted by your physician.
Last updated Apr 8, 2018

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