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Doctor says I have a mild case of shingles. Pain on saturday then diagnosis on thursday with2 ( now 3 ) bumps on left side. Would i be ok w/o famvir (famciclovir) ?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Herpes Zoster

Famvir (famciclovir) is approved for treating herpes zoster (shingles).
Whether you take it or not is best addressed w/your doc. However, if you don't take it, you run a greater risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is very painful.

In brief: Herpes Zoster

Famvir (famciclovir) is approved for treating herpes zoster (shingles).
Whether you take it or not is best addressed w/your doc. However, if you don't take it, you run a greater risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is very painful.
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