What are the symptoms and treatment for shingles?

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Posted on Mon, 8 Dec 2014 in Infections
Question: what are symptons and treatment of shingles of the mouth and lips ?
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 12 minutes later
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Symptoms include a burning itchy rash which can sometimes cause some crusting as well.

Treatment is usually an oral antiviral medication such as Valtrex or acyclovir. These are prescriptions which can be obtained through your physician.

Thanks again for the query.

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Is this for mouth and lips also ?
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 0 minute later
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For mouth - typically painful sores inside mouth.

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