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Elderberry For Shingles
See a pain doc ASAP: Antivirals, like valtrex, (valacyclovir) need to be started within 72 hrs of shingle symptoms. They can decrease the severity and duration of the rash. If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Homeopathy, FSM: There are many effective remedies for shingles. Homeopathy is very effective- see http://www.Holisticonline.Com/remedies/shingles/shingles_homeopathy.Htm also consider http://www.Frequencyspecific.Com/ also try vit. A, c, zinc, lysine and antiviral herbs like japanese knotweed and olive leaf extract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Which preventive treatment for flu recommnded for children.The flu vaccine ir giving broncho-vaxom caosules?Thanks a lot
Influenza vaccine: Broncho-vaxom is a conglomeration of bacteria said to less the severity or frequency of bronchitis or sinusitis in adults and the efficacy is not well established. Everybody should get the influenza vaccine. It is not only highly effective in reducing the risk of influenza, but may modify the severity if you get influenza. This infection can be deadly. Get the vaccine. ...Read more
Side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir) used for prevention after exposure to flu virus? Immunized son has flu, given script for 3y/o brother with asthma. Safe?
Mixed advice: Sunlight has been blamed for bringing on a relapse in some. During an outbreak, those places may be more sensitive to sunburn, but if mild - moderate exposure - it should have little effect. If you try it - do it only a little bit and discover your reaction. If it helps, great! if it hurts - stop. The medicine should help. Talk w/ your dr about how it's going. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hey, can I have some help with the recommendations for adults and chicken pox / shingles vaccines?
Restate question: If you have a specific need, please describe it and ask a related question. If you do not understand the vaccines or what they do, please ask . Please start over & provide a defined concern that can be addressed in a finite answer. We have limited space to respond. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chicken Pox: If the illness is just starting then seeing your pediatrician is recommended as Acyclovir may be helpful in shortening symptoms and reducing severity. If your child has been sick for a few days then the care is supportive. Making sure your child stays hydrated. Try and prevent scratching of lesions to prevent secondary skin infections and scarring. The rash is expected to last about 7-10 days. ...Read more