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Are there any medicines that will help me get over shingles faster?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If the diagnosis is made early enough, antiviral medication such as Acyclovir or famcyclovir may shorten the duration of symptoms.
Unfortunately, shingles is a painful condition that often requires narcotic pain medications for symptom control.

In brief: Depends

If the diagnosis is made early enough, antiviral medication such as Acyclovir or famcyclovir may shorten the duration of symptoms.
Unfortunately, shingles is a painful condition that often requires narcotic pain medications for symptom control.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If started early, Acyclovir or valcyclovir may help them "go away" faster and may also help prevent or reduce the nerve pain that often accompanies shingles.
Both are by prescription, so see you doctor.

In brief: Yes

If started early, Acyclovir or valcyclovir may help them "go away" faster and may also help prevent or reduce the nerve pain that often accompanies shingles.
Both are by prescription, so see you doctor.
Dr. Maureen Mays
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