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My husband was diagnosed with shingles, is on antibiotics, but is in excruciating pain. Aleeve doesn't seem to help . What to do?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
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In brief: Are you sure

We do not use antibiotics for shingles.
We use antiviral medications such as acyclovir, valcyclovir, etc and often use higher does of medications such as Naproxen 500 mg or Motrin 800 mg. Sometimes topical anesthetics such as a Lidocaine patch are used.

In brief: Are you sure

We do not use antibiotics for shingles.
We use antiviral medications such as acyclovir, valcyclovir, etc and often use higher does of medications such as Naproxen 500 mg or Motrin 800 mg. Sometimes topical anesthetics such as a Lidocaine patch are used.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many options

Shingle pain is nerve related pain, aleeve does not work.
Narcotics may help. Also try gabapentin, tcas, ssris, lyrica, (pregabalin) they help too.

In brief: Many options

Shingle pain is nerve related pain, aleeve does not work.
Narcotics may help. Also try gabapentin, tcas, ssris, lyrica, (pregabalin) they help too.
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Dr. Tapan Joshi
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