Suggest treatment for shingles

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Posted on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 in Infections
Question: i think i have shingles what is the best treatment

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Answered by Dr. Divakara 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Confirm first whether its Shingles.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting your query.

First of all get it confirmed whether it is shingles or not . Either upload a picture of the skin lesions or consult a dermatologist.

If it really shingles then anti viral medicine like Valcyclovir tablets and acyclovir cream for 5 days shall cure it .

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarification feel free to ask.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Divakara 14 minutes later
i sent a picture?
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Answered by Dr. Divakara 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is Shingles

Detailed Answer:
HI

Yes you are right , it is shingles . You need to use the above mentioned medicine for 7 days but these are prescription only medicine so you have to get a prescription for these from your doctor.

Valcyclovir 1g 3 times a day for 7 days .
Acyclovir cream 3 times a day for 1 week .

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Divakara 2 hours later
can you give me a prescription?
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Answered by Dr. Divakara 18 hours later
Brief Answer:
Online prescription not valid.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Online prescription is not valid everywhere. However I have given the advise on how to take medicine in my previous reply.

That is :

Valcyclovir 1g 3 times a day for 7 days .
Acyclovir cream 3 times a day for 1 week .

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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