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Suggest remedy for shingles

I have a gr nephew ( 1 yr. ) and gr grandson ( 6 yrs. ) old diagnosed with shingles. Nephew has 2 spots on stomach very red and open in center. grandson had 6 or7 blister between nose and top lip. I have had shingles and they spread from between my breast to around my right side to center back.
Mon, 8 Apr 2019
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Hi,

Shingles also called herpes zoster, is a viral infection caused by VZV virus. It follows chickenpox(varicella). Antiviral drugs like acyclovir may be taken under supervision of doctor in proper doses according to body weight or age. Local application of silver sulfadiazine cream might improve the lesions. Consult the dermatologist and take perfect treatment.

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Dr.Ilyas Patel,
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