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Remedy for shingles?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert McMurtrie
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Antiviral
The treatment for shingles is oral antiviral started within 72 hours.
For pain oral neuronotin is prescribed. To prevent shingles a vaccine can be administered to anyone over 50 as per new guidelines.Pain left after shingles can persist in certain individuals for weeks to months, and may even need nerve block for relief.

In brief: Antiviral
The treatment for shingles is oral antiviral started within 72 hours.
For pain oral neuronotin is prescribed. To prevent shingles a vaccine can be administered to anyone over 50 as per new guidelines.Pain left after shingles can persist in certain individuals for weeks to months, and may even need nerve block for relief.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
Thank
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