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Cream Lotion Prescribed Shingles
Several: You can use Lidoderm patches which contain a local anesthetic (lidocaine) or zostrix (capsaicin) cream which contains cayenne pepper extract. They work in totally different ways. The Lidoderm suppresses nerve activity. The zostrix (capsaicin) depletes substance p which is one of the neurochemicals that transmits pain. Neither should be used on the open sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
Shingles is 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
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?
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