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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   dr here
User :   What is the best cure for shingles?
Doctor :   can u mention any of your symptoms ?
User :   itchy skin burning sensation worms crawling under my skin unbearable continual pain for 3 months
Doctor :   the best way to treat shingles is antiviral medications to reduce the pain and duration
Doctor :   this includes acyclovir tablets orally,
Doctor :   or topical application of acyclovir cream to any rashes in the initial stages
Doctor :   the long term pain - can be relieved with pain medications, Tricyclic medications, and topical creams
User :   ok and the other question is i am bipolar and foing to kruger national park and need malaria tablets i take Lithium. parnate, seroquel, clonazapam and invega which malaria pill can i take on these drugs?
Doctor :   the best mediciation is malarone
Doctor :   this medication is used for prophylaxis of malaria
Doctor :   are u there ?
Doctor :   it seems that u have moved out of the chat window
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