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Suggest treatment for shingles infection

I had a very bad case of shingles starting Dec 4th, I had the intercostal nerve blocks, (which have I believe worn off), they really were terribly painful with spasms. I have had terrible pain, I have been trying to stretch the intercostal area with stretching exercises. Today I have burning, any suggestions. I can not take Vicodin or Lyrica, bad reaction.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016
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Shingles a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters involving a localized area. It is caused by varicella zoster virus which remains inactivated in our body. Post – herpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles. Vaccine is available for those who are more than 50 years old. Vaccination reduces the frequency of post – herpetic neuralgia.
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1.     You are more than 50 years you can take vaccine under medical supervision only
2.     Amitriptyline 25 mg per oral at bed time daily for 15 days
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Suggest treatment for shingles infection

Shingles a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters involving a localized area. It is caused by varicella zoster virus which remains inactivated in our body. Post – herpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles. Vaccine is available for those who are more than 50 years old. Vaccination reduces the frequency of post – herpetic neuralgia. Advice 1. You are more than 50 years you can take vaccine under medical supervision only 2. Amitriptyline 25 mg per oral at bed time daily for 15 days Thanks