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How can shingles be treated?

Yes I m pretty sure I ve got shingles I ve had a smaller area around the current please now. It s where I have to use a mirror to see it, it itches, red, yellowish center. My Dr culture did a nares culture & with no surprise it s MRSH. My question is I m not feeling any better still itching with pain down my hip. My ? Is I m not getting better & what needs to be down.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

I suggest you use antiviral medications such as Aciclovir for about a week, cool compresses and applying antiviral ointment and calamine lotion to the blisters to the affected area.

You can also use paracetamol for pain relief.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Suela Gjata, General & Family Physician
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