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Shingles on the legs, Antiviral drugs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   good afternoon
Doctor :   hello
User :   I just have a simple question
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   I currently have shingles on my leg. Can I get a flu shot or do I need to wait until the shingles are resolved?
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
whats ur age/sex?
User :   43/male
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
are u a diabetic?
User :   no
Doctor :  
from how many days u are having this shingles??
User :   since the outbreak or when I saw the doctor to see it ?
Doctor :  
antiviral shots should be taken within 72 hours
Doctor :  
after that it is not effective
User :   I think I had the outbreak on 10/10 and saw the doctor on 10/13
Doctor :  
User :   it seems to be resolving itself

Doctor :  
now i dont suggest u to take any antiviral shots
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