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What medicines and creams should I take for herpes zoster? Are there some solutions or creams to ease the pain? What else can I do to ease the pain?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Herpes zoster

Creams are totally useless despite the claims they make in advertizements.
Valacyclovir is my go-to medicine for Herpes zoster. The dose is 1gram three times a day for the duration of the outbreak. If the outbreaks are occurring with increasing frequency..prophylactic use of one gram a day can be instituted by your physician.

In brief: Herpes zoster

Creams are totally useless despite the claims they make in advertizements.
Valacyclovir is my go-to medicine for Herpes zoster. The dose is 1gram three times a day for the duration of the outbreak. If the outbreaks are occurring with increasing frequency..prophylactic use of one gram a day can be instituted by your physician.
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