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Should I continue Valtrex to cure shingles on the face?

I have been previously diagnosed with cellulitis on my face and given 500mg antibiotics 4x per day, then 2 days later changed to shingles on my face and given valltrex 1 gram 3 x per day. Should I continue the antibiotics?? I am leaving on a 2 week trip SE Asia tomorrow.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Shingles also called herpes zoster caused by VZV virus. Continue valtrex tablets along with antibiotic to prevent secondary bacterial infection. Take treatment under supervision of dermatologist.

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