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Acyclovir for shingles in eye

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Prescribed Gabapentin with acyclovir and hydrocodone for shingles. Safe?

Why did my doctor prescribe Gabapentin for shingles? She also prescribed acyclovir and hydrocodone ...
 

Having isolated pain on face, getting headache. Prescribed medicine for shingles. Hairline fracture in skull?

cheek bone, around (but not in) my eye and up to my temple. My skin was very sensitive and I was getting gradually intensifying headaches . The doctor thought I might have an early onset of shingles and prescribed ...
 

Shingles, acyclovir, Mirena IUD, anxiety, thinning hair, black menstruation

was recently (3 weeks ago) treated with Acyclovir for a Shingles outbreak I had due to stress..I have heard ...
 

Suggest treatment for blister above eye due to shingles

I am going thru shingles . a blister just formed above my eye. I read this will damage my eye. what should I do about it? ...
 

Diagnosed with shingles. Sudden weakness in legs and arm, ear pain, twitching of eyes. Symptoms of Shingles?

I was diagnosed a couple days ago with shingles . About a week ago my left leg and my left arm ... ear pain and my left eye always itches and twitches ...
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What causes shingles?

My daughter is 13 yrs old and has shingles. First of all, should we be concerned with this? She ... and physically well. A local doctor put her on Acyclovir 800 mg for 5 days. She is on day 5 of the medication now ...
 

Suggest treatment for shingles

Husband has shingles in eye, forehead and scalp. Rash now gone. Still has very bad headache, hurting behind eye and feeling sick. he has lost a stone in a four weeks. he was diagnosed with shingles ...
 

What are the symptoms of shingles?

arms mostly they are crusting a lil bit and my right eye is sore. I also have like a flaky allergy in between my eyes. Could this be shingles? I ve never had chicken pox before. Thank you ...
 

What are symptoms of scabies or shingles?

realized that i had tiny red bumps on my forearm, wrist , above the eye, back and side of my abdomen. Can it be scabies or shingles? the itchy is really intense and the more are scratch the worst it gets. ...
 

Had shingles. On acyclovir. What is the dosage and for how long?

Adult patient weighs 157# w/ recent onset shingles . Located approx upper R shoulder (size of hand ) and side and chest. Placed on acyclovir 800mg 5 x/day x 5 days. Last dose Acyclovir on 9/2/12 w/ gross ...
 

How long one should take acyclovir tabs for shingles?

how long should I take acyclovir tabs for shingles? I am taking 800mg x 5 perday. I caught the disease two days after the rash appeared around my ribs and the drug has worked very well to alleviate ...
 

Will taking acyclovir and steroid injection suffice to cure shingles and headaches?

shingles and gave me a prescription of Acyclovir to take (800mg x 5 per day). I went home that evening ...Doctor, I m a 65 yr old female and was diagnosed with shingles around the end of July 2013. I had ...
 

Will early diagnosis and treatment lessen the severity of shingles?

I just got diagnosed with shingles today. My pain is not too severe yet and I only have few blisters. I was prescribed Acyclovir 800 mg. the blisters are on above my waistline. Will being caught ...
 

What medication do you suggest for shingles ?

Hi, I was diagnosed with shingles by an FNP and started on acyclovir. My throat started to swell after 3 doses, went to urgent care who said it was a staph and wants to start clindamycin. Neither did ...
 

Diagnosed with shingles. Burning sensation on the right side, headache and fatigue. Is it normal with shingles?

I ve been diagnosed with shingles , but don t really have the pain associated with it. I get ... , on the right, I feel pressure around my eye and I feel very fatigue and a little dizzy. I woke feeling great ...
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My mom has had the shingles since May 27. She took the medication and they are healing but we wanted to visit. Do we need shingles shots?
Hello Shingles are because of reactivation of herpes zoster virus. The treatment is by use of antiviral drugs like acyclovir. Shingles shots are not required. Thank you
 
Is shingles an std?
HI Shingles is a common name used for Herpes Zoster . No it is not a STD
 
I started to take acyclovir 5 days ago for shingles and I'm have pain and diareah for 2 days now in my stomach. Should I stop taking this?
No, please continue to take Acyclovir.
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