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Cream Lotion Prescribed Shingles
Zovirax (acyclovir): However systemic or internal treatment is a better choice because the virus is under the skin in the nerve root. Zovirax, Famvir or Valtrex (valacyclovir) are the prescription medications used for treatment of shingles. Oral steroids can help with the swelling and potentially decrease the pain. The vaccine can prevent shingles in people over 50. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
Prob doesn't matter: Has herpes zoster (shingles) been professionally diagnosed? Don't try to diagnose and treat yourself. Shingles can occur at age 25, but not very common. A lotion or cream might help rash feel better, but won't speed healing. You need antiviral drug by mouth (e.g. valacyclovir) and maybe a steroid to help prevent future nerve pain. Follow your doc's advice, or see a doctor soon if not yet done. ...Read more
I have shingles do I have to put lotion cream on my face after a shower because I don't.I had shingles know for 1 week and 2 days when I take a shower I don't put lotion cream on my face is it necessary to put lotion can I use pond cream or just stay the
Shingles rash: Shingles can be very painful and the rash can be quite blistery and raw. It is therefore advisable to take care of this damaged and inflammed skin. If it's been 9 days already, hopefully things are getting better. The point is to be careful to protect the skin so no further damage occurs and to prevent secondary bacterial infection (if the skin is already broken up and damaged). See MD if in doubt ...Read more
My wife has itching all over the body. Consulted a doctor last week. He prescribed diprovate cream and calamine lotion with liquid parafin. Not fine?
Try antihistamine: But if it doesn't work, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
Dr prescribed clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream 2% for topical use on ingrown hair. Usually use 1% lotion. Is thos ok? Dr office closed
Clindamycin: You should have no trouble at all using the 2% cream. ...Read more
My dermatologist prescribed me both sodium sulfacetamide lotion (2 times daily) & tretinoin cream (every other day) for acne. How do I apply both?
I'm using kojivit plus and Koshine lotion as my night creams prescribed by doctor, I'm 8 weeks pregnant. Is it ok to use?
Lotions: Probably ok to use, however, staying away from most medications is best bet in the long run. Your doctor knows your case and is the best source of information ...Read more
Need to see pain doc: There are some over the counter topical treatments like capsaicin, lidocaine, Benzocaine that can be helpful. It is best that you see a pain specialist to go over more options. The more aggressively your shingles are treated the less likely you will wind up with postherpetic neuralgia - an often unrelenting, painful condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have shingles in both eyes and the skin on my eyelids is dry flaky and itchy can I put calamine lotion on. Thanks?
I'm 51 4th day of shingles finally getting cream should I get the shingle shot my, dr. Says no, a friend had same problem and got it why?
Compounding creams: There are some excellent creams for shingles out there. One of the best compounding pain medication ingredients is ketamine. Recent research suggests the receptors ketamine acts on are found in peripheral nerves. Ask your physician if they can prescribe compounding pain cream from a compounding pharmacy and this will help a great deal with shingles pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a rash on my shoulder and wondered if this cream will help if it is shingles?
No cure 4 shingles: There is no cure for shingles, but treatment with prescription for antiviral drugs can speed healing and reduce risk of complications, like postherpetic neuralgia. Gabapentin and local anesthetics are also very useful for pain relive. Talk to your PCP for more information. Take care. ...Read more
No.: No, for two reasons. Econazole is an anti-FUNGAL drug, while shingles is due to a VIRAL infection. Second, econazole works only where applied, on the surface of the skin. Shingles manifests in the skin, but the infection resides in the dorsal root ganglion near the spinal cord. Risk of shingles may be reduced with vaccination. It may be treated with some ant-viral drugs, such as valacyclovir. ...Read more
Had shingles on side of waist and back 3 yrs ago still have nerve pain and itchy. Is there a cream I can use?
My daughter has chicken pox I have already had them wen I was about 11. Can I get these again or the shingles if im round her or puttin cream on her?
I have a rash in the crease of my buttocks abottom of bikini line. I fear it may be shingles. It has lasted months. I tried cortozone creams, jock itch cream, tripicol and alchohol. It itches really bad. If I scratch it gets worse. It is bumpy and sometim
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