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Medicines for shingles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I Hekp you..
Doctor :   Help.
User :   i have shingles
Doctor :   ok..
User :   i consulted a doctor last Tuesday
Doctor :   Ok..
User :   and it had already started 4 days ago
User :   he then told me it was shingles
User :   n gave prescription
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   calamine lotion,cefadroxyl and diclofenac
Doctor :   What were the prescription given by him?
Doctor :   Ok..
User :   i am 24 years
User :   am in bangalore
User :   single
User :   yes it was given by him
User :   but when i got hom i started apllyin medicine
User :   n i checked on the internet about shingles
Doctor :   Ok..
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   You were telling something.
Doctor :   Are you there
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi sorry
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User :   power failure
Doctor :   Ok..
Doctor :   Can you continue now..
User :   so i decided to enquire becoz i never had it before
User :   n realised it maybe becoz i had chicken pox when i was a child
Doctor :   Ok.. what is that i can tell you about it now..
User :   but no antiviral drug was prescribed to me
Doctor :   Yes since they are viruses they cab be same time that you might have got them..
User :   i want to know if it's not too late to take acyclovir tablets?
Doctor :   treatment once you have the infection is only symptomatic..
User :   am experiencing severe pain since yesterday
User :   and some more blisters have appeared on my chest but at the beginning it was just the at back
Doctor :   Acyclovir can be taken but then you will not be benefited since your body would have already stated producing the Anti bodies and that should take care of the virus..
User :   ok
Doctor :   They are the normal occurrence..
User :   but hw cn i avoid geting it again?
Doctor :   The appearance of blisters..
User :   yea
Doctor :   they will appear with the time once your immune system is low..
User :   ok
User :   is ther anything i can do to have a better immune system?
Doctor :   certainly you can take a healthy diet that
Doctor :   provides adequate and balancedness hence improving the immune system..
User :   ok
User :   thank u doctor
Doctor :   Shingles is contagious to people that have not previously had chickenpox, as long as there are new blisters forming and old blisters healing. Once all of the blisters are crusted over, the virus can no longer be spread.
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, While I type the necessary information, and do inform me when done.
User :   i'm done
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing that you will need?
User :   So what do u advice me?
User :   should i keep on taking antibiotics or i can start viral drugs?
Doctor :   diet rich in Proteins and vitamins will do you good
User :   do i need vitamins?
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Anti virals are not going to be of much help and you will be wasting lot of money on them when your immune system is already starting to fight but..
Doctor :   Anti bacterial will be needed to prevent the Secondary infection that will and can occur..
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   And once the fresh eruptions stop then you can stop taking the Anti bacterial too..
User :   ok
User :   thank you doctor
Doctor :   Bye for now..
User :   Bye
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