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Is there a medicine to take for shingles to keep

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Is there a medicine to take for shingles to keep them from getting worse or to help get over them? YYYY@YYYY
Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 54 minutes later
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Considerations.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for the query.

Anriviral medication can slow the progression and decrease the duration of shingles infection.

Acyclovir and Valcyclovir are two of the most commonly prescribed medications for this.

A physician would be able to provide a prescription for one of these medications if shingles is diagnosed or suspected.

Thanks again for sending the query.

Sincerely,

Dr Galamaga
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